Behind The Scenes

Archive for the 'Writing' Category

14 Nov

I have a new story coming along

I’ve got a short 2 pager from 3-4 years ago that sets up the backstory of a werewolf coming to age. It really started as something for my son and it was supposed to be about a magical house – one that would take you to hidden realms. I was never able to push that [...]

05 Nov

Stuggling with Dialog again

I’m back in the mood to write – plots are thickening, characters are brewing, and once again dialog is casting fear. I’m thinking of doodling, scratching as I’ve called it in the past. An artist might have a doodle pad to get the kinks out, to start their creative process. And what I might have [...]

19 Apr

Vampires need heart

So we were playing Champions of Norrath last night and when Mormaz pulled out his heart, I immediately thought that the vampires could be searching for their hearts. This doesn’t dovetail too well with a stake, ala Anita in Obsidian Butterfly. Anyway, I could spin this as in heart == love, but I’m not sure [...]

13 Apr

On the Run

Okay, the young adult work is going to be called On the Run – and I don’t have a clue where the title came from… Oh, I know I have Gordie running from the others, but I just realized as I was typing a character sketch on Virgina Grieves – First Character Sketch that the [...]

13 Apr

Gordie Riker

Gordie Riker is a vampire who was turned in his teenage years. He is from Chicago, white, and grew up on the Blues Shouters of that era. He likes the Internet because he can easily get his hands on music at places like Pandora, i.e., his music collection is portable. Currently he is listening to [...]

13 Apr

Why the vampire interest?

My son saw Twilight and hated all of the teen angst. The Monster is 12, wants to be scared, but doesn’t want kissing. He has been playing Morrowind and has been toying with being a werewolf and vampire in it. So he finally asked me to find age appropriate books for him and by the [...]

12 Apr

5 songs for hell

You’ve died and you are going to hell. You have no idea why or what it is like. A lady pops in front of you (this is actually the genesis of the character for Vampire face) and you hear a voice state: “You have 5 minutes to decide on the 5 songs you will hear [...]

12 Apr

Space vampire

Hmm, I remember when Atlas Comics hit the scene – I really liked their Planet of Vampires. But I seem to recall an even shorter lived comic in which the astronauts were just orbiting the Earth. Okay, I’m fixating on that and not the scratch. A shuttle is returning from a mission. As it lands, [...]

12 Apr

Vampire face

So I have an image in my mind of an ethereal woman – her hair must be long and blonde. I can see it now, whipping about her face. Her distingushing characteristic is that she lacks a mouth – which being a vampire, would seem like an evolutionary deadend. Her tounge must lash out, a [...]

03 Apr

Home, home on the range

Another historical influence that can be applied would be the Range Wars. The cattle barons and their drivers (cowboys), thought they too had a perfect trade system going on. The cattle were self replenishing and both feeding and watering them was free on the open ranges. In a broad sweep, we can say that barbed [...]

© 2017 Behind The Scenes | Entries (RSS) and Comments (RSS)

Global Positioning System Gazettewordpress logo