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This is from my script blog at http://monolithllc.com/rapidcity/

This is one of those cool writing things that just happen sometimes.

I have been writing this experiment/comic book about a superhero struggling to get started. It is a metaphor for ME struggling to get started. It is a lot of fun to watch it develop organically.

The character’s name was originally “Rampart”..as in “defensive structure”. But, during the writing of the scene where he decides on his name, in conversation with the character Monkey….the name Kinetic arrived all on its own.

It happened in real time, right on my keyboard. The dialog tag even said “Rampart” as i wrote him arriving at a different conclusion… Kinetic.

The other day I was struggling to come up with a way to open issue 4. I needed a bit of room between the end of the previous issue and the action of the current one. I already had the second scene written, I just needed that buffer in there.

I started thinking about the word “kinetic” and a great idea occurred to me.

“Kinetic” means “motion”. Our universe is governed by “Laws of Motion”. Laws of Kinetics if you please.

As I said above, my story is a bout a character struggling to get started.

Any High School graduate should be able to tell you that Newton’s first law of motion states that “an object at rest tends to stay at rest until acted upon by an outside force”.

How about that. That is exactly the theme of my first story arc.

So now I have a guiding concept for my next two story arcs as well.

My first deals with objects (and lives) at rest and in motion.

So this means that my second and third arcs will deal with gravitation and equal and opposite reactions respectively.

Still not sure how that will present itself, but now I have an overall concept and possible titles.

I love it when things work out like that.

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Date:December 9th, 2009 05:53 pm (UTC)
It's cool that you had what I call an 'Ah-HA! Moment'. It's fun how you know where the story is going but still parts of it surprise you even if you're the one writing it. :D

I appreciate you sharing your revelation and makes me feel like I'm not on my own when I'm working on my stuff and have my own Ah-Ha! Moment. :D My revelation smacked me right in the face last night in the middle of Chapter Eleven and gearing up for a brutal fight scene. I realized the book may be a love story kind of thing between two warring factions but it was less Romeo and Juliet and more a statement on Racism. It was pretty weird but kind of fascinating. :D

I wish you further epiphanies on your project. Enjoy the road you're on!
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