(And Linda, Charming--the town where SOA takes place--is definitely not a place for Mr. Green Jeans.)
|photo by aussie dvd store|
One of my favorite shows--these days--is Sons of Anarchy. I know when season five is debuting (way too late in the fall...but face it, unless the new season is opening TOMORROW, the wait is too long in my opinion), I'm all atwitter with the way season 4 ended (even though I was sad Clay was not killed), and I love to hear Kurt Sutter talk about his writing process.
Here is a video of Kurt Sutter speaking candidly about what writing is like for him, and how it must be flexible because of the actors' participation, as well as how the storyline must evolve. For him, the story is a living, breathing thing.
I can so identify with that right now. I'm working on a short story--not a memoir piece, so I'm out of my "box"--and I am amazed at how enjoyable it is. The story is unfurling and rolling out ahead of me, and I'm completely in the dark.
What will happen next? What is the character feeling right now? What sights and smells bring him back home and comfort him?
My curious mind wants to know...