If I had to describe myself, it would be in a word that has many meanings with a complexity which falls off the tongue.
A word made up of many elements, is deceptive in appearance, and creates an illusion from the imagination.
My word would be Phantasmagoric. ~Summer Ross

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Ryans slogans

If you are looking for my Monster mash Entry please click HERE

Going with sayings and slogans for my characters...here is what I have thought about for Ryan: Remember his thing is chemistry...

 1)"I'm a chemist, I don't wait on the sidelines, I react..."

 2)"You're trouble..."

 3) "Double nitrate!" I'm thinking he could say this either when something goes right or wrong, because after all the double nitrate is the strongest bonding...

 or maybe he could kind of drop random bits of information when he feels awkward or wants to try and start up conversation?

 I'm also going to make his reaction through dialogue nice when Sorena's is not so nice...
 she can tell him he's and ass, and he can tell her she's beautiful? something along those lines?

I have about 3 pages done so far...so much has to happen in such short page frames...I mean within the first three pages atleast four events need to happen for the story to move forward properly. And i only have ten pages to work with.

I've decided if I can just get to the end of the story by October 31st, then even if it is longer, I can submit it for critique with my crit group and some friends, see what they think can be trimmed out as well as looking for mistakes I've made and that should hopefully put me in ten page ballpark. 

So I'm making progress and am confident I will have this done before NaNo begins!

What do you think for Ryan?


B.E.T. said...

Congrats! I hope it goes speedy enough in time for NaNo!

Jen Daiker said...

I loved #1 it was really intriguing and cute! I look forward to watching your story unfold for NaNo! We're so close!

LReneeS said...

You're invited to come read about the magic.


Hope to see you there and please help me spread the word.

Jules said...

He sounds nothing like the chemists I know :) A good thing. How about the phrase "micro flaskers" :D Just trying to be funny.
Jules @ Trying To Get Over The Rainbow

Talli Roland said...

I like how you're setting up the conflict between characters! Sounds like there are fun times ahead.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Leave out the chemist part, and I think the first one works.

Roland D. Yeomans said...

Ryan intrigues me with the possibilities. Does he view life in terms of interactions as with the chemical world. Does he and Sorena mix with the same explosive results as Clorox poured into ammonia?

Is Sorena high PH like acid. Is Ryan low, mellow and bland? The possiblities are so many. Grab a book on the chemistry of everyday life and throw in a few gems.

A great book for that is :

Napoleon's Buttons: How 17 Molecules Changed History (Tarcher/Putnam, ISBN 1585422207) by Penny Le Couteur and Jay Burreson

Described by the authors as not so much "the history of chemistry" as "the chemistry in history," this book details how 17 molecules or classes of molecules had pretty profound influences on the history of humanity. From the connection of the spice trade to territorial exploration all the way to silk and the development of synthetic polymers, this book mixes a good dose of scientific information with historical and cultural context.

Erin Cole picked my short, short story for her 13 DAYS OF HORROR. A very few of the 13 stories will be picked to be read on a podcast. Wish me luck.

If you're curious, here's the link :

Have a great week, Roland

Jemi Fraser said...

I think those are great! I love the Double Nitrate! exclamation :)

Summer Ross said...

Thanks everyone for your reading and comments-

Roland~~ I will look into it, sounds like an entertaining read filled with information thats usable. thanks so much for letting me know about it.

LReneeS said...

Thank you so much, Summer. It would mean so much to me if you could. Make sure to send me the link so I can give you thousands of virtual hugs:)

Lynda Young said...

Ryan sounds interesting. Best of luck for NaNo :)

Victoria Dixon said...

I read the one about he's nothing like Chemists I know and smiled because I know SEVERAL chemists who will interrupt conversations by discussing chemical experiments they're doing that in their minds have some bearing on the situation. No one else can follow the logic, but that doesn't matter. LOL

I also love the idea of him punning on chemistry. Yup. That one's real to life, too. LOL

Ellie said...

The first one works the best; it drew be in straight away.

I wish you speedy success! I'm in the same situation, trying to finish a short-story before NaNo starts next Monday AND make basic notes for my NaNO novel.

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