A potential project
Picked up the rental car today. It's almost time to head out to LA. I'm impressed by how painless the state-level procedure was, but I can't guarantee that will extend to Los Angeles. In fact, I'm certain LA will make up for the ease that I had here. Oh well.
Let's focus on something else besides the fact that I have my future riding on a road trip to Los Angeles and I forgot to pay some bills before I left and can't remember the right passwords to pay them out here...
So for today I thought I'd talk about one of the products I hope to focus on while I'm in China. See, I've always been interested in learning about the experiences of others, especially those people who I don't share experiences with. I suppose what I'm getting at is that I'm hoping to interview people who have unique life experiences so that I can present that as a podcast for writers so they can more accurately and sensitively portray these groups.
I've done a little bit of this with my occasional blog posts called "Knowledge Bombs." I did one where I talked about guns and how to properly write about them so people who know a thing or two don't automatically toss your book aside. I like sharing info I've learned to help people write things more convincingly and I hope that by doing something like this I can be of some assistance to writers who just don't know how things work with certain people or groups.
I feel like everyone has something unique to them. Maybe they're not the only person in the world that has that experience, but they have a point of view that some other people just can't replicate and learning directly from them could be quite useful for improving your writing. I know people who work in zoos, people who are in poly-amorous relationships, people who are part of various religious or minority groups. These are all things that maybe the media at large doesn't portray correctly, so if we can get the story from primary sources, maybe we can get better representation in our stories. Just a thought. I'm going to see what I can do with it.
Keep your eyes open for my debut novel, The Paladin.