On Writing & Publishing by Robin D. Owens

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Thursday, August 10, 2006

Lives Change Instantly

Fiction can often be LESS than real life. And in novels, we usually start just a little (ordinary world) before the life-changing event or decision of the protagonist. Another thing to consider is that when a huge event happens to your main character, it DOES have a ripple effect all the way down to spear-carriers (characters mentioned once).

Like me.

I was at the day job an hour yesterday when we learned of the death of one of the people on the floor (there were 12 of us, including me and him).

Lives change instantly. The person I work for was his main support person. I'd known his paralegal for seven years. I knew the guy for about two months, and OF him for seveal years. He was a nice guy, a decent man. He went home with a sore throat last Friday. And died Tuesday night.

I am pretty sure my spear-carrier job is going to change. I am here to do what needs done.

May you take joy from your life today. May you cherish your family and your life and creativity today.
Robin

2 Comments:

Anonymous a reader said...

Sorry about the death of your colleague. I am sure everyone from family and close friends to acquaintances are in shock. I guess we all have to be ready since it can happen so sudden

7:26 PM  
Blogger Robin D Owens said...

Thanks, reader. It's been a sad time.

6:45 AM  

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