Thursday, August 17, 2006

Never been tagged before

It's a first. We've been tagged by Ms. Creativity. (Is it a form of cyber tag/tig? If so, it looks like we've been caught fair and square!)

The question is:
"If you could write a novel about any subject, what would it be?"
First of all, since we're all writers here, and therefore have presumably already exercised our right to choose a subject of interest, what is this question really asking? Perhaps...what might we write if we didn't have to worry about pitching, selling, market demand, making a mint, etc.?

Then, I'd venture to say:
I'd write a story featuring an unreliable narrator...first he lulls you in, you believe every word, and then by degrees you begin to wonder, to doubt, and ultimately to disregard him. When the axis upon which the book revolves is suddenly gone, the reader must find another character on which to depend for veracity. Even, perhaps, the heroine on whom the narrator has become fixated, his objectified obsession? Gad, could she be the character capable of providing the moral compass integral to the story, despite her many flaws?

[Now for the game. Scribes' Sanctuary, in turn, tags Sharon Jacobsen, provided she's online once again, Amanda Ashby, Stacy Holmes, and Brown over at the Romance Writers of Edmonton blog.]

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Blogger Brown said...

Oh Lord, this is bringin back memories of gym class...many of which, I'm still in therapy for...tag! Oh God! I may not be running physically, but I assure you my brain has already tripped over itself and skinned its knee.

So, please, be gentle as I ask the following questions and my apologies if the answers are common-knowledge:
Do I answer this question on my blog or yours?
And I'm guessing that I have to tag someone, can I tag anyone that I choose?

1:55 pm  
Blogger Brown said...

You'd think after 17 years in the educational institution, I would learn to research first, question later.

Went to MS Creativity's site and saw that she has posted on hers, and you have posted on yours, so I'm taking the clue (slow but steady when it comes to rational thought) and will post on soon as I can think of an answer!

2:00 pm  
Blogger Eva said...

Good luck! (And, remember, it's meant to be FUN, unlike gym class!)

2:46 pm  
Blogger Brown said...

Yes, well, that's what the gym teacher said right before she blew the whistle to start dodgeball. I don't know about her, but having rubber balls launched at me travelling mach 3 is not my deininition of fun!
Anyway, I have an answer. So I'm going to grab some breakfast and then post. Thanks for the tag, it got my creative rivers flowing!

3:17 pm  
Blogger India said...

I was going to say I'd indulge my inner Edwardian and write a short, poetic, beautifully picturesque and poignant novel about English life on the eve of the Great War... But then I realised that that Isobel Colegate beat me to it when she wrote The Shooting Party, and I believe there's such a thing as a copyright law.

Instead I think I'd settle for a sizzling romance featuring an arrogant, emotionally screwed up Italian and a gawky, short-sighted English post-grad student with a firm grasp on the wrong end of the stick.

Two sets of revisions later and I'm nearly there...

9:37 am  
Blogger Stacy Dawn said...

Wow, when are you writing that book Eva?? Sounds cool.

2:39 pm  
Blogger Eva said...

As for me, I can say I'm thoroughly enjoying Imogen's response to the question!

The truth is I shelved that book after hitting the halfway mark, and feeling utterly lost and adrift. But, don't worry, I intend to return to it someday...

["Someday, someday.." trills the song in Eva's cluttered head.]

6:14 pm  
Anonymous Sharon J said...

OMG! Another tag? I just did one yesterday! Err... can I have a few days before I leap into this one? I mean, what's another few days between friends when I'm already almost a month late? I'll let you know when I've posted it.

12:19 pm  
Blogger Eva said...

Take as long as you need, Sharon! Your response is worth waiting for...

2:40 pm  

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