This week’s topic is Three Facts, One Fiction about our lives, and you are to choose which you think is the one that is not true. Sticking with a writing theme, I offer these.
However, I cheated a bit:
All are based on fact, so if you have any knowledge of my work or relationships with authors, you will get no hints from any of it.
1:A name that I suggested for character’s baby in an author’s NYT best-selling series was chosen. The initials were the deciding factor as essential for the running jokes in the series. It was a real challenge to come up with a acronyms since the last name begins with an “O”, but I came up with a few. The child’s mother is a real fashionista, so I named the child Evangeline Chanel Honoria, “ECHO”, (as in “Little Miss Echo”). I foresee that she will follow in her mother’s footsteps.(The mother is also a self-centered woman, so my second favorite suggestion was Emily Giselle, “EGO”).
2: The title I suggested for another famous author’s recent work in one of her many series is now the name of her newest novel, to be released before Christmas. I thought her original title was wonderful, but it was vetoed by her editor as suggestive of drug use.The title had to be a play on the theme of that particular series.
3:I have a long-range plan to write a musical based on a character in a work I’ve had published. The non-fiction character is very interesting, but I may have to protect their memory and that of others by fictionalizing/dramatizing portions. I also might have to broaden the interest base to make it more commercially viable.
4: I have a short-term plan to adapt a play about a visit to a famous author into a readable story. I had hoped near the beginning to make it into a movie short, but it’s more expensive than I ever imagined, even if we bare-boned it with a handheld camera, (art-house style), with minimal cast and sets.
So, can you guess which one is not true? Will you please tell me why you think they are either true or untrue?