It occurs to me every day while writing my film reviews just how bored I am with myself while I write them. Yesterday, I reviewed Dan in Real Life, a story about an advice columnist, and it occurred to me that I’d much rather write a second article in my advice column each day that write a single film review. It’s great, every day I have a brand new problem, and I come up with a brand new solution.
With the film reviews, I tend to either like or dislike the movies for the same reasons. After under a month, I’m already finding it tedious. Basically I’m just summing up the plot and giving my opinion.
Anyway, next month rapidly approaches, so I’m considering my new blogging routine. I’m sticking with the daily Ghost/Writer, and I want to take on one new project for next month, so I figured I’d ask you my readers (all three of you!) what you think.
Here are some of my ideas. Feel free to second them or make suggestions of your own.
A Story a Day – What constitutes a story? A story is about a character, and has a beginning, middle, and end. The end should signify some sort of change or revelation in the main character.
Literary Device of the Day – There are so many great literary devices and story elements, I think it would be a great deal of fun to take about them.
Genre of the Day – Similar to the literary device of the day, but instead I’d talk about what I like about various genres, and maybe some examples. And pictures, if they apply.
Joke of the Day – Where I talk about religion and politics.