Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Challenge: Reverse voice

Time for a challenge: What would you never, ever, ever, ever in the world say?

Go ahead - say it! Let that reverse voice out!

Monday, March 30, 2009

For fun: What would you do with a million dollars?

What would you do if you suddenly were rich? How would it change your life? What would you buy? Or are you already rolling in so much money that you'd use it to light the candles on your 48 foot dining table?

P.S.: If you don't use dollars, please substitute whatever form of currency you have.
P.P.S: If you don't have currency, or are so evolved you have no physical needs, please feel free to advise others on how to spend their money.
P.P.P.S. Thanks to Rick D. for the question in the suggestions post!

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Sunday: Open Discussion

Please feel free to talk about anything that's on your minds today. Open Discussion.

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Social Saturday: Family

We'd like to know about those who surround you. Let's start with family. Are you an only child? Do you have a large extended family? Or are you one of 50 million identical pea pods? (If so, I imagine that your Xmas shopping gets expensive. Or maybe you don't have....shopping.)

Either way, we'd like to meet your family!

Friday, March 27, 2009

Emotion: TGIF

It's Friday! (Well, it's Friday here. If it's not Friday where you are, I hope you still get weekends.) So, how do you feel? Take a moment to express some feelings. How has your week been? Are you deeply relieved it's over? Or are you heartbroken because it was the best week you've ever had, and you're sorry it's over? Or maybe you don't care because every day is like another in the apathetic desert that defines your life?

Friday's the time to let it all out, so go ahead and have some feelings!

Site Suggestions

I would love to hear any suggestions for the site. I'd like this to be a place everyone finds fun and useful. I'm also building the site, and I'd love input on how you'd like it to develop. So, if there's anything you don't like, or if you have any suggestions for improvement, they are very welcome!

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Describe This: What do you look like?

We'd like to know what you look like. Are you graceful and willowy? Are you compact and solid? Or maybe you look like a bright green giraffe - with purple bows in your hair? Do you have hair? If so, are you fuzzy all over, or do you have a cascading mane of pure gold that falls to your feet?

Or are you invisible?

Whatever you look like, please describe it. Enquiring minds want to know!

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Getting to know you: Romance

For the last of our first week basic getting to know you questions, let's move to what everyone wants to know about you: romance! Are you in love? Are you still grieving a lost love? Do you have an extremely attractive but incredibly annoying partner whom you are either going to strangle or........(wink, wink.)

Or perhaps your species does things a different way....?

Either way, we want the dish!

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Getting to know you: An important question

Okay, here it is. The important question that our teachers and mentors always want to know about you. They tell us we should know this about you no matter who you are, from the greatest hero to the everyman on the street. So here it is, the important question: What do you eat for breakfast?

Assuming, of course, you eat. Perhaps you don't eat, you absorb things by osmosis. Maybe you lick colors or chew oxygen. Or maybe you sit down to a full court meal served by gorgeous half-dressed chiropracters (if that's the case, please invite me tomorrow.) But in whatever way you do it: What do you eat for breakfast?

Monday, March 23, 2009

About the blog

Hi. I've been getting questions from folks about whether I am on this blog in character. You betcha, I am.

I partly started this blog because I had a similar experience once, and found it really sharpened my writing. I also had tons of fun. I'm hoping to share that with other people who might be interested.

But the other reason is I'm developing a book that involves characters talking to one another. I only have two of those characters nailed down. I need several more. So, I'm also here to practice and develop voices.

I've picked up that some people may be concerned that I'm trying to manipulate the site, or manipulate people. That's truly not my intention. I'm having fun, and interacting.

Hope that makes everything clear and above board.

That said, I'm very grateful that other people want to be here. I've always thought of the internet as one big writing playground. It's so much fun to have other people who want to build sand castles, climb jungle gyms and hang upside down from the bars, too.

But enough about me. Back to being in character!

Getting to know you: Obstacles

Another basic question to help us get to know each other. What obstacles do you face? Do you face more than one? What is the most difficult?

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Getting to know you: Yearning

Since I'd like to get to know you, let's go talk about the heart of things. What is it that you yearn for?

Saturday, March 21, 2009

How To Post In Character

There are four ways to post as a character.

1) An easy way is to type your message in the box. Scroll down. Click where it says name/url. Type your character's name in the box and post

2) Another easy way is to type your message in the box, and scroll down. Click where it says anonymous. You can sign your character's name in the post itself, or just stay in voice.

3) Also easy: post as yourself, but sign your character's name.

4) Or, sign-up for an e-mail account under your character's name. This is more work, but satisfying because your character's name is right there above the post.

So, there you go! Now, let's get started. Come in character!

Friday, March 20, 2009

Welcome and introduction

Hello. Welcome. I'm so glad that you're here. I've been wanting to meet you in person. Can you start by introducing yourself? Who (or what) are you? I can't wait to hear about it.