Friday, October 02, 2009
Think of the most unbelievable person you have ever met: leap tall buildings, check, eat charred rattle snake, check, go without sleep for seventy-two hours and still look dashing, check. Now think of something they love very much. Usually this is a woman though sometimes it can be their country, or humanity, or the planet, or a car even. Now, take that car/country/humanity/woman/ or future of the planet away, and watch as your protagonist attempts to navigate his or her way through as many obstacles as you can place in the way of your protagonist. If you choose a woman, kudos to you, now avoid all urges to domesticate your narrative. Points to the person who does not come up with something resembling a video game.