A-Z Challenge: E
My theme for A-Z is What I Learned About Writing from Watching TV.
E was a difficult letter for me. I couldn’t think of many TV Shows beginning with E which I watch.
But Eureka, I did enjoy. This show is about a town full of scientific geniuses. The set up is that the town has been response for most scientific and technological breakthroughs since its inception.
We see this through the eyes of the sheriff, Jack Carter. He isn’t a scientific genius, and it’s up to him each week to help week the problem caused by an accidental or intentional misuse of some new technology or breakthrough.
For me this a) shows the fun in being quirky, and how introducing an offbeat element can add fun to your writing and b) the importance of who the main character is. Jack is an every guy. He is NOT a scientific genius. If we saw the show through the eyes of a scientific genius, it would feel very different. We would expect them to be less shocked by events, to understand immediately the scientific consequences of what’s happening. Jack is like us, the viewer, and he gives us a view into what’s happening which we can share.
Quote: “Let's not shoot the crazy end-of-the-world machine just yet.”
I could have done: Early Edition! Because who doesn’t like cats who bring tomorrow’s newspaper?
Celebrate the Small Things: 5 April
The aim of Celebrate the Small Things is simple: each Friday we post in our blogs something we are celebrating this week! It could be clearing out a cupboard or finishing a chapter of our book. Whatever you like. Full instructions here, but in short: sign up on the linky, post something to celebrate, and hop around people's blogs.
This week I am celebrating reaching E in the A-Z Challenge! I am really enjoying it so far!
How about you, what are you celebrating this week?
Do hop around the linky: