Thursday, October 04, 2007

"What'll be revealed today when we peer into the great unknown..."

Today's title is from The Laws Have Changed by The New Pornographers. Who are coming to my area at the end of the month and I am really quite psyched about it.

But that is not the point of the post today. I have changed (again!) the purpose of my other blog called Marlowe's Sketchpad because I am not using it. I think that in nearly I year I have posted about 6 things on it. Which is absurd and sad.

So here is what is going to happen. I have crap running through my head nearly constantly about things I see or experience when I run around town. Sometimes they make it into my little moleskine book and sit there to rot until I find them later and try to remember what the hell I was doing when I decided to write, "A redhead who seems ten years older than she is," (for example).

So now I have a character named Marlowe. He lives in a world very similar to this one and he has experiences that may or may not be similar to mine. One thing is for certain, his love of watches mirrors mine, however his disposable income allows him to indulge in that love, mine does not. Outside of that, Marlowe and I have almsot nothing in common. If Marlowe has a bad day, I don't want people who know me to wonder what is going on in my life.

Anyway. This is going to be an ongoing experiment for me. As some of you know I have started taking some writing courses through Writer's Digest Online Workshops and my hope is that this will also be a place to sit and put to practice that which I am learning.

I would appreciate comments from anybody who has them, any suggestions on what Marlowe should be doing will be given serious consideration, but I will promise you that he will never masturbate or fornicate in the blog, so save your time and don't suggest it.

One of the other things that I am prone to doing with my writing is to write like I speak, which is to say filled with expletives, and since I am trying to break myself of that filthy habit I will also be trying to write curse free. Yikes!

Anyway stay tuned and find out more about Marlowe and what he is up to where he is going and who he meets. I am going to attempt to update daily by midnight eastern time.


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