So as an exercise I am going to begin a blog. A blog about writing practice.
I just returned from the Big Sur Writer's Workshop, got a lot of really helpful feedback (thanks, everybody), including "kill my darlings," a lessen you would think I learned long ago. It is hard for any project. So I am going to begin my novel again in 1st person.
The workshop was an amazing experience. It was an exhausting amount of feedback, the schedule a bit grueling, accompanied by a flood of emotions that mimicked my process. It was an intense experience that left me wanting more. Even though at one point I was sure I couldn't take anymore. I'm writing this while I feel pretty low. I have returned home to life as we know it and the realities of it are a slap in the face. Perhaps not the best way to begin my new blog.
What goes up must come down. What starts down must go up.
For some reason your character(make this someone you want to work with, someone from a future project) is waiting for a bus. By accident he gets on the wrong bus, taking himself someplace entirely unexpected. How does he behave in this predicament? What happens next? Write it as a scene. What details will you use to show fear, anger, disappointment?