Monday, April 23, 2012

T: Talking, Timing, Typewriter, and Turpentine

#atozchallenge another week. We're on the downhill slide of April   

T: Talking      The less said the better - Jane Austen/ Sense & Sensibility  Indeed, as a writer, it's often better to listen. You can pick up so much good material.

Timing - There is a time for departure even when there's no certain place to go - Tennessee Williams
That's true of some characters - best to write the loud obnoxious sidekick in small doses. Television series on cable have made it a bloodsport - favorite characters are killed with abandon. It surprises the audiences and keeps us intrigued. I'm still not over Adrianna being executed on The Sopranos.

Typewriter - We got this IBM from Ray's folks - grimy & filthy from sitting in their garage. It's now in my office looming above my head, filled with noir tales of old.

Finally, I chose Turpentine. There are far more lethal T poisons, however everyone has turpentine in the garage. It rarely kills because it's painful to breathe or swallow. But, it's a great red herring - make a life appear to be threatened.


  1. Great post, loved the old typewriter, don't see many around now.


  2. A good group of 'p' words. That old typewriter has seen some scenes. If only it could share. Blog on!

  3. I love that old typewriter, I wish I had one. Great post!

    From Diary of a Writer in Progress

  4. Have an oldie in my garage... just can't part with it.