Tuesday, July 01, 2008

Passion fruits

lifelikedollAnother inspired by the New York Times: "At the Auberge Ravoux in Auvers-sur-Oise, Sarah remembers, she wept after visiting the closet-size room where van Gogh spent his final 70 days. 'I realized that for him being an artist wasn’t a choice. And just as much as I would have been unhappy being an artist, he would have been unhappy not being one.'"

Stories are about driven people. Sometimes it's a drive they're born with, like van Gogh. Sometimes it's a drive inspired by the loss of something they care about.

Write about someone who is driven to be what they are, someone who would even suffer hardships to do what they're driven to do. You could have them reflect back on some event in their life that captures their passion.

If you need some seeds to get the ideas flowing you can try one of the following. Feel free to change, mix and match or come up with your own:
  • An android with a passion to create life-like dolls.
  • One born into an ancient wizarding family with the inborn skills to be a great wizard but with a passion for restoring antique automobiles.
  • A mouse, who has suffered many losses, who must be a slayer of cats.
  • A cat who must serve and protect the tribe Wise One who is quite scatterbrained.
  • One born in and raised in space, who is the heir to the captaincy of the family space transport line, with a passion for land based architecture. (Building towers that reach to the stars?)
  • A vampire with a passion for fashion design.
  • A troll driven to be a chef.
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