My Internet is doing weird things today. Perhaps it wants me to Write Like a Writer?
My goals for today:
Work on novels for the next two hours.
Go to the gym.
Clean and declutter.
What are your Writing Like a Writer goals?
From Brenda Bensch
It is immunity to painkillers of all kinds.
You can imagine how thrilled I am to have this superpower today, which was Root Canal Day.
Reasons I should not have felt any pain:
The dentist used Novocain.
The nerve in the tooth was “already dead.”
I took (prescribed) Valium in advance to calm my anxiety, because after all, it’s “all in my head.”
Reason I did feel intense pain:
I am immune to all these things.
What does this have to do with writing? It’s a character quirk of mine. Not many people have the all-encompassing fear that I have when sitting in the dentist’s chair. I wasn’t born afraid, but I was born with a superpower that turned into a curse. Then when no one believed me, it created a full-blown phobia.
So what about your character? What superpowers do they have? Even contemporary characters can have supernatural qualities. Having one quirk that is not normal actually makes a character more realistic. After all, what your mother always told you is true: We’re all special in our own way.
I do wish mine were a little less painful…