March 27th, 2013

  • katzni

Incidental Inspiration: Week 5

Another week of inspiration. I know, I've been slacking. I'll admit to being in the trenches of yet another revision and being overrun with kids' activities. But enough with the excuses!!

james purefoy


I've spent the past two weeks catching up on the television show The Following. My husband and I have pretty much been watching an episode each evening. It's addictive, it's well-acted, and it's very well-written.  My inspiration?  The character played by James Purefoy. He is evil, but layered and nuanced and so charismatic you can't help but want to join his cult. That's the depth I want to give my antagonist (who is also an older, good-looking, coercive man)!

Being Busy:

In being so incredibly busy - I have a new respect for fast pacing in novels. If I'm going to sit down and read, I don't want extra words or scenes or emotions or backstory or anything that leaves me feeling that I've wasted my time. So in my revisions I'm trying to do the same thing ... I'm putting myself in a reader's shoes and debating cutting a scene or two that I love - but that may not be completely necessary.

Image Source: FX