Monday, May 5, 2008

Video Post: Short Story Suggestions

Video Post number 2! The quality isn't that great because I had to put it together on my laptop. Enjoy!



Creative Writing Prompt:

5 comments:

Ken Armstrong said...

I like these video blogs, they work really well, you should keep 'em up - and, hey, I got a mentch, wicked!!

The writing suggestion which occured to me was as follows: 'how would it feel to be the pilot of that little aeroplane which your beautiful baby is busy eating during your video?' (this is a genuine suggestion, not me trying to be all 'irish', 'riverdance' and 'funny' like wot I usually do :)

Jim Murdoch said...

When I was churning out short stories like there was no tomorrow I tried a few unusual things, four of which I offer up to you as suggestions: 1) a story written in the second person, and 2) a story written in the future tense. The first one is the easier, I had a woman hold a conversation in her head with a woman she had developed a crush on on the bus; the second one I didn't pull off so well but it started with a guy sitting on a park bench and the omniscient narrator tells you what's going to happen to him. You could also have a try at 3) the omniscient narrator talking straight to the reader and 4) the story being told backwards.

Ken Armstrong said...

for a Great(!) example of (4) check out the movie 'Memento'.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0209144/

Brady Frost said...

Haha Ken! That's exactly what popped into my head when I read that as well, an amazing movie!

Jim Murdoch said...

I was aware of Memento, Ken, and it is a great film. There's also Pinter's great play Betrayal