Psychobilly Cadillacs and Sweaty Island Tales

Psychobilly Cadillac

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Hope I don’t seem like a stealthy weasel by luring you to this solemn site for a blog post only to send you away willy-nilly on the wings of links, but I had a couple of fun pieces published on other sites that may tickle whatever you might have that’s worth tickling.

The first, The Johnny Cash Approach to Novel Writing, uses the Man in Black’s crazed “I built a backyard Caddy out of pilfered parts” song as a frame for building the consciousness of your fictional characters (and vivid renderings of places where stories unfold), by gathering both the lunatic and the prosaic blossoms of incident and observation that happen to you over time. Really, the hot bricks of storybuilding are everywhere, so bring your wheelbarrow. This piece just appeared on Writer Unboxed.

The other is a literal stream-of-consciousness piece: streaming because it’s all about the almost hallucinatory effects of living in a tropical climate, endless perspiration prominent among them. You might feel you need to apply deodorant after reading this, but really it’s more amusing than odorous. The article in question, I Sweat, Therefore I Am (Sweaty) can be found on the congenial confines of Dave’s Travel Corner.

 

2 thoughts on “Psychobilly Cadillacs and Sweaty Island Tales

  1. Hi Jai. The Cash crazy-quilt method is a fun way to prompt yourself to pay more attention to all of the deep details that happen in everyday circumstances (which often have more than the just “everyday” in them).

    Of course, paying attention to every ding-dang detail could be exhausting, so just jot down the ones that make for good storytelling.

    Thanks for stopping by!

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