Discussion in 'Writing Challenges' started by Teresa Edgerton, Mar 2, 2012.
And here is the new discussion thread ...
TE, I don't even know what you mean by "The Uncanny." *sigh*
Yeah, me neither.
Whoops, helps if I check replies to my other post.
So creepy, unnatural stuff. Like the link suggested, think Edward Scissorhands... infact, I think a lot of Johnny Depp's movies would fit into this category. (Sweeny Todd and Sleepy Hollow for instance).
Well, this will take some getting used to....
Yes, definitely one to think carefully about, getting that 'uncanny' feeling might be a challenge.
I thought stories that are disturbing were rather your specialty.
Well, that's the point behind it all, but understanding what both parts of this month are, I'm not used to realism in my writing. That'll be my challenge this month. I think I could do eerie or mystery.
Congratulations, Teresa, on your nail-biting win! A most excellent story.
This new challenge sounds ...err...exceedingly challenging. I shall no doubt contemplate till the very last second.
Nail-biting? I thought she had it throughout. Bob did gain some at the end but TE did just manage to stay ahead.
And it seems I may have to turn to Piers Anthony for inspiration on the genre...oh dear.
Well, no doubt it will be good for you. Builds character, and all that.
Surely not the Xanth books?
Interesting theme - it's giving me a headache already, but very interesting.... hmmmmm
just reading further on the theme; in the celtic countries we have a healthy respect for the faerie folk who live around us. I feel a walk coming on this morning, at the fairy glen, and see what inspiration I find. (I have 2 ideas fermenting already, let's see which takes root...) Nice one TE
I wasn't necessarily thinking of Xanth, seeing as how their humor aspect might not be appropriate for the theme, but rather the Incarnations of Immortality.
Hm. I shall have to ponder this quandry extensively...
We do that here too; hide our poteen stills in fairy rings so nobody finds them
I think I'm going to enjoy this one.....now, where did I put my inspiration?
I think I might have to go and get Angela Carter from the bookcase.
I like reading Magical Realism, but writing it? This could be a stretch. Possibly a good thing.
Uncanny was originally to do with the occult.
The OED says it is strange or mysterious - like a feeling of being watched. Guess what Torchwood called corner of the eye stuff.
Oddly I know what narrative I am going to use but nothing else.
I have two ideas. One of them has a little bit more flesh on the bones than the other one does...
Great theme. Interesting that we don't have a single entry yet, normally there are three or four by now. Either people are learning to sit on their hands for a day or two or the theme is giving us all pause for thought.
Give me a bit only been online half an hour and I'm screaming at kids lol
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