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Tuesdays With Story
July 4, 2012
editor Alicia Connolly-Lohr

“The best of a book is not the thought which it contains, but the thought which it suggests; just as the charm of music dwells not in the tones but in the echoes of our hearts.” – Oliver Wendell Holmes

Last Night at the B & N:
Pam shares part 2 of her screenplay, Beyond the Shadow of a Doubt. Judith liked the characters but had a question about psychics and how much they charge. Pat thought it moved fast, but she wants to like or get to know the main character more than she does already. Also, does the psychic need to be such a vibrant character? Lisa thought so. But she’s having a problem following how the character thinks she can see the future. Alicia (Liam’s roommate) wonders if she could introduce it earlier. Aaron suggests having the manifestation appear so the main character sees it before anyone else. Pat thought the teacher’s character switched in the middle of the scene and found it disconcerting.

Judith shares the first part of her short story, The Man With the Broken Heart. Pat liked the style and could see the jumping in and out of the vignettes. She doesn’t know how they go together and neither did Lisa. The beginning consists of the thoughts running through a character’s mind as he dies. Andy sort of picked that up by the time he got to the end. The experimental writing style was a little hard to follow and lost him at some points. Alicia enjoyed her character descriptions. Jerry had a note about hyphens and dashes.

Amber shares Chapter eight and nine from Noble. Pam thought it was in a weird order and the discussion of the librarian should move up. She also thought Moira wouldn’t fall in with Bertram so quickly. Aaron thought it worked to bring up the librarian after the idea that naming something gives it power. Is it Ms. Noble now and forever, or should Moira tell Bertram to use her first name. Jerry wondered how Moira would see over the jock’s shoulder. (more…)

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