Not my first rodeo.
- Jun 30, 2012
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I was just making coffee when one of my grumpier character's voices popped into my head. He said, "Who ever said 'caramel' should go die in a hole... Please and thank you."
I laughed out loud. I have never written this and I have no idea where it came from.
Immediately, I build a scene where the speaker, a grumpy familiar, and his witch were trying to get order for their friends for ice cream flavors. The witch had warned the familiar not to be rude. Then someone asks for caramel ice cream. The familiar is so disgusted that he says "Who ever said 'caramel' should go die in a hole." The witch glares at him and he adds, "Please and thank you."
Has a random snippet of dialogue ever popped into your head like that? It happens to me all the time. Please tell me I'm not alone.
Anyway, my partner found the page where I talk about our family. She was soooo embarrassed because she found out about the page from her boss. She wants me to take it down. She says that it's not normal to tell everybody what goes on inside our home. I disagree.
My partner has ALWAYS known about my writing ambitions and my passion for lateral thinking. Does she have a point about privacy? Or is it reasonable to expect me (a writer) to relate personal experiences?