Listen up--

Robert/Erica/Melissa/Stephanie, tell me what sort of genres or time periods in which you'd like our story to be set. Rattle off a few. Feel free to say something like "late-1600s spy romance novel," or "futuristic (post-apocalyptic) chick lit" or "southern gothic hip-hop alternate history." Wait, don't say those. But you get the drift.

posted, with grace and poise, by Jason @ 8/16/2005 12:52:00 AM,

9 Comments:

At 9:29 AM, Blogger Erica said...

What about a late - 1700s spy romance novel... something about the XYZ affair? ;-P

 
At 1:26 PM, Blogger Jason said...

1700s post-apocalyptic sports biography.

 
At 2:54 PM, Blogger Cymru said...

Urban sounds fun to me. That's the only thing that comes to mind since I've never attempted it. East Coast is preferable to West Coast.

 
At 3:54 AM, Blogger Robert C. Hamilton said...

Seconding Cymru on something urbane in nature. I don't do so well in the past, considering that my research skills are nil. Of course, that might not be too harmful because imagination can supply what laziness keeps study from revealing. I like writing stuff set between 1900-present, and I'm always up for something a little odd, supernatural, or inexplicable going on. But I'm really game for just about anything.

Or or or: what about a third millenium BC dystopian romantic comedy set in the fertile crescent and peppered with bits of cuneiform for local colour?

 
At 4:11 PM, Blogger Jason said...

I'm really leaning toward something 20th century. WWII-era, maybe? I'm a pretty good with fact-checking in that time period (Steph is too, I believe).

I'm also thinking about having each of us create a character, as possibly removed from the other characters as can be, and slowly write our way toward each other.

 
At 7:43 PM, Anonymous Buddy Chamberlain said...

Victorian/Immigrant America is always fun, too... But then, I'm not participating, so what do I care? I'm just gonna read it obsessively! ^_^

 
At 12:19 PM, Blogger Erica said...

That sounds like a fun idea, I'm pretty good with the WWII era as well. You don't spend three years in German class without picking some of that stuff up.

 
At 3:02 PM, Blogger Robert C. Hamilton said...

I'm fine with WWII. You don't grow up male without being obsessed with the era at least once.

 
At 6:23 PM, Blogger Erica said...

I actually chose to study German because of my love and facination with the literature stemming from those years. From real accounts like Anne Frank and Corrie Ten Boome, to history books, and of course, the ubiquitous novel. I'm not very aquainted with the Pacific Theater though, so I'm hoping we'll be basing in Europe/America?

When do we get to start writing, and what's the plot supposed to look like? I'm really liking how this is shaping up so far.

 

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