Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Things That Make You Go Hmmm...

Would you take a job that paid less than 2 bucks an hour…

or less than zero for the wrong hair, nails, or makeup?

What about a career that enlightens you to the fact that jiggle tests have nothing to do with JELL-O?

Me neither.

But plenty of folks out there have chosen this track cheerfully.

Yes, I’m talking about NFL cheerleaders.

So, what does this have to do with writing your great story?

Bottom line —

People do not always act rationally.

They make boatloads of decisions AKA head-scratchers.

They make crazy, “never in a millions years” choices…

For reasons known only to themselves.

I know I have.

I bet you have, too.

So, don’t forget to make those characters of yours real.

Give ‘em a head scratcher or two…

And, of course, a fabulous backstory that makes it all perfectly reasonable in the end.

PROMPT: Two, Four, Six, Eight! Who do we appreciate? Well-rounded characters with just a touch of crazy. Add some hmmm… to yours today.

Or if you’d rather, write a cheerful backstory. What’s her reason this football season? JELL-O Jigglers are optional.


  1. I love quirky characters who feel real. Those little details can add so much!

    1. Amen, Sister! After all, we're all a little quirky inside... Then again, maybe that's just me. ;)