Friday, January 8, 2010

Something for the Muse #1

Our monthly Fun Facts and Inspirations by Hathor (aka Kellee Kranendonk)
This will be our first post of “Fun Facts and Inspirations” offered by our very own member at AbD, Hathor. We hope these monthly posts will inspire, spark a story idea, article or just give you something fun and interesting to read. Happy writing!

If I could stand beside myself would I see me or maybe someone else?) - I'm Okay – Styx
If your character could stand beside him or herself what would happen?

Fun Fact: Did you know? Igor Shamraychuk is the only team member to be on every single episode of Restaurant Makeover.

Restaurant Makeover star, Igor Shamraychuk came to Canada in 1999. Born in the Ukraine, he eventually became a microchip engineer and got a university degree. Wanting to make life better for himself and his family, he immigrated. Difficulties with the English language caused problems, so Igor struggled to find a job in his field. He got a construction job and, after working on a project for a magazine, was discovered by the Restaurant Makeover team. Knowledge, experience and dedication got him promoted to construction crew foreman.

Igor Shamraychuk worked hard to provide a good life for his family. How does he compare to the characters in your story? Would your character leave his homeland? Would she work in a job not her field? If yes, how far are they willing to go? If not, why not? These are just a few things that make your character who he/she is. Answering these questions will help you develop your character.

Monthly quote:
Communism doesn't work because people like to own stuff.
Frank Zappa (1940 - 1993)

Hathor (aka Kellee Kranendonk among other things) is a columnist for Silver Blade Magazine. [] She takes care of her home and family in New Brunswick, Canada as well as various pets and farm animals. In her "spare" time she likes to read and write fantasy. Kellee also writes children's stories and articles. Some of her writing appears online:
Her personal website, with a list of her accomplishments and links to other author pages, can be found at: KELLEE KRANENDONK - CANADIAN WRITER

1 comment:

  1. Great to see the AbD Blog back up and running! Will check back on a regular basis.