How’s it going? I read something on Facebook yesterday (yes there does seem to be a pattern here), that talked about how people can differentiate themselves using nothing other than…
Their personality and personal lives.
And I thought that was interesting because this guy was talking about marketing, and it seemed like a fit, since personality also works great for fiction, too, especially with characters. And because I write about both of those topics here.
This is the part of the show where I drone on about every last detail of the last 20 years…just kidding. No one wants to hear about most of that stuff because of how boring it is. I’ve already told you about enough grocery trips–I figure the fact that I actually went on the trip is news enough (and that was only to tell you I picked up a primary inspiration device known as the Sunday paper).
That’s also an interesting reason why people read fiction–to escape our boring lives, or, as writers, to live out daring exploits through the written word (which is probably not the case for everyone, but I think it’s true enough, don’t you?).
That’s also why I try to make this blog here sound as close to talking to me in real life as I can possibly make it.
And yeah, a lot of the stuff I would tell you (like the fact that I play trumpet and harmonica, can juggle up to three ball-like objects, and am trying to learn a foreign language) all sound like bluster until they’re put in context.
My personality comes through everything, but it’s on me to try to make it interesting, and to use stories from my life that connect with you and the theme of this blog the best I can.
Until next time,