Monday, September 28, 2009

Anatomy of an Idea: Instructions For An Initiate

This story was a product of The 3AM Epiphany (the only writing exercise book I recommend, by the way) when I was doing a daily "boot camp" - an exercise a day. This was one of the very first exercise, to write a story purely in the form of commands ... implied second person. I decided to go the route of orders given to a young person being initiated as a priest - and it took a (for me) very dark turn.

I'm not sure when I decided to create a very ambiguous, pitiless goddess, but it definitely shaped the tone. For more - read it.


Aubrie said...

Hey Lindsey,

I found the link to your blog on the Emerald Tales blog that Diana runs. I'm a flutist that's also a writer so I thought it was cool to see another musician/writer. I play mostly classical, but do dabble in celtic now and then.

Aubrie :)

Lindsey Duncan said...

Hi, Aubrie! Good to meet another dual creative type. What do you write? I perform with a flutist who is also an orchestra performer.

Cool picture in your icon.

Aubrie said...

I write fantasy and sci fi mostly.
Thanks for the compliment on the picture! It was taken in Boston Harbor at the Hyatt.