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16 June 2006 @ 12:28 pm
We're Walking, and We're Walking....  
I've been walking to work the last few weeks, and it really is very conducive to writing. Well, it's conducive to mental writing at least! Stories just sort of unreel in my mind as I'm walking, and I really wish there was someway way to transfer that as it was happening. I just hope I remember all the great dialogue when it comes time to actually write it!

This morning, a scene in one of the stories I'm working in, that takes place in a video store, fleshed out some. Now I'm trying to decide on a movie Methos would really hate. It's a humorous scene (one hopes!). I have a couple of thoughts as to what they might be and why. The two leading contenders: Camelot and Gladiator. I have a few others in mind, but those two are current favourites :) Any other suggestions, and a reason why if you're feeling like putting that much thought into it, are more than welcome!

 
 
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Winterhart: Blisswinterhart on June 16th, 2006 09:24 pm (UTC)
definitely...
Gladiator.

'Pompous, pretentious, and nothing like that at all.'
dracschick: whitby_bluedracschick on June 16th, 2006 09:48 pm (UTC)
driving is also conducive to writing.......
some of my best ideas come while I'm driving:)
ursus_trollkinursus_trollkin on June 16th, 2006 11:40 pm (UTC)
I get a lot of good ideas when I am working third shift and it's not busy. Basically anything where I have nothing to do but think. I'd walk to work, but the last time I walked from Danville it took me seven hours.
AD absolutelyadabsolutely on June 17th, 2006 12:44 am (UTC)
Yeah, walking is great for the muse. Tuck some index cards and a pen in your pocket:-)
Ith: Pink Poolithildyn on June 17th, 2006 01:35 am (UTC)
If I tried to write while walking, I'd probably get run down [g] I have many highway exits/entrances to cross along the way. I got so absorbed in a story I was plotting last week, I tripped over a fence foot thingie and almost went splat.
endaewenendaewen on June 17th, 2006 01:22 am (UTC)
How about Troy or the King Arthur one? I found mistakes in the last one, and you should hear the history teachers on Troy.
Chrissharpiesgal on June 17th, 2006 01:58 am (UTC)
I walk to and from work and boy do the plot bunnies have a field day...I talk out story ideas and dialgoue and time just seems to fly...maybe you should carry a tape recorder....

A movie that Methos would really dislike...hmmmm...I'd go for Troy or Alexander....
Ith: Bloom No Moreithildyn on June 17th, 2006 02:05 am (UTC)
I have a strange quirk -- I have a very hard time verbalizing my fic. I have friends who can tell me their entire story, and if I try, I feel stupid and incompetent. I think it's a residual bit of my paralyzing shyness when I was younger.
Chris: Danny Messersharpiesgal on June 17th, 2006 02:22 am (UTC)
I have been talking to myself for so long that I don't care what I look like anymore...lol

I'm able to create stories on the verbal fly, but it's ok if you can't...what goes on in your brain and comes out on paper are just wonderful, so go with what makes you comfortable...we all communicate differently.
Ith: Shy Girlithildyn on June 17th, 2006 03:16 am (UTC)
[HUGS] thanks. Self esteem is not my strong suit :)
Becca: Lurking Methos from beeejbeccadg on June 18th, 2006 05:27 am (UTC)
Heh, maybe instead of his grumbling about how bad a particular historical flick is, if he isn't use Hollywood messing up historical movies he never will be, he could grumble about something where he doesn't like the philosophy. Methos told Joe, "I'm easily amused." He may actually enjoy MST3K'ing bad historical flicks. Maybe he really hates It's a Wonderful Life. He insisted to Duncan in The Valkyrie if it hadn't been Hitler it would've been someone else. Maybe that version of "Oh everything would be different without that one person" really gets his goat.