DAY 2 MAUI RETREAT
Reminds me of the movie SIDEWAYS...
IN VINO VERITAS
When faced with finding temporary muses one can do worse than the use of a Piquant Pinot.
The writers in classes at Maui are so talented. I met Joe last year and am convinced that in a couple of years we will be seeing his work in bookstores all over.
He has that writerly look don't you think?
EXCERPT FROM JOES PROJECT:
In the months with R's we ate oysters.
We ate them in pool halls for lunch, and in the evenings we ate them out back of my rental. We pried open their shells with flathead screwdrivers and dumped them still living in our upturned mouths, and along the way drank inestimable amounts of beer.
We went to Troy State, Jeff and I, which is in the town of Dotham, which is in the great state of Alabama, or more precisely, the great state of South Alabama.
South Alabama -- the peanut capital of the world. Where Miss Peanut reigns. And where --for only a year-- we converged: the oysters from Apalachicola, Jeff from Charleston, and me from a crossroads town in Ohio that no one, not even a Buckeye, will ever have heard of.
I will not give away the story. Suffice it to say it is unexpected and a compelling read.
We are fortunate to be working with Karen Joy Fowler. Our exercise today consisted of producing one or two sentences which describe a character in your project. Not physically. Tell us more than that.
Although he swore excessively, he said twenty Hail Marys each time he did so.
She was the kind of woman who bought an expensive silk dress, wore it to one event, then returned it and got her money back.
He looked furtive as if he had set off a fire alarm as a prank then blamed it on someone else.
How about you?
Can you think of some examples?