Weaver weaver

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Right up front let me cop to the fact I don’t know crap about the at of weaving, except that there are a multitude of threads that must be woven together with a level of skill that the whole cloth presents something pleasing and coherent with patterns and textures that echo, shadow/shade, highlight and amplify. Some of those threads and colours are there at the very first row of stitches and knots. Others come into play later.

Writing/story-telling is a lot like weaving. The author must chose which plot threads and characters to weave in and out of the story whole, as well as the where and the how.

I have a very controversial plot point that might make peeps throw Mitch’s story against the wall and vow never, ever to read me again. O.o It was an even more controversial choice originally, but I decided to change the players involved which lost a certain whiff of being gratuitous but upped the emotional angst 10 fold. (Yaaaah!) except that emotional angst might be the same thing that juices up some hater-boners for my hero. No way around it, it’s going to be a bright fire-engine red thread in the panel of this story, but I’m mulling over ways to make it appear a little more of a soft coral or deep dusky rose. lol. One thing I am firm on is, if I try to pull this thread out the whole story (such as it is) will unravel.

On the flip side, I was going to have Nate and Tessa from Hunter of the Heart show up in Mitch’s story, but the sub-plot I came up with for them is also a bit inflammatory, so I think I’m going to leave them out of it.

ps. I was just googling a pic for this post and used 'red thread' and this came up on Wikipedia:

"The red string of fate, also referred to as the red thread of destiny, red thread of fate, and other variants, is an East Asian belief originating from Chinese legend and is also used in Japanese legend. According to this myth, the gods tie an invisible red string around the ankles of men and women who are destined to be soul mates and will one day marry each other"

"The two people connected by the red thread are destined lovers, regardless of time, place or circumstances. This magical cord may stretch or tangle, but never break. This myth is similar to the Western concept of soulmates or a twin flame."

How cool is that? This is, yes, another shapeshifter insta-mate! story. Mich is a were-panther, and Jordan, well, I'm not quite sure what she is at the begining of the story, but by the end she is more than human. Anywho, the aggravating plot point is definitely instrumental to their fate/future together (and whether they have one)

pps- yes, I've been annoyingly cagey in this post. lol
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azteclady said...

Just a quick peek in... *waving*

vanessa jaye said...

Hey, where have you been? I check into Karen's blog every now and again but noticed you've been kinda absent. I was wondering if everything was okay.(?) I really should figure out where else you hang out online so I can keep tabs. lol. Very glad you popped in to say hi. :D

azteclady said...


Thank you, Vanessa.

I...well, I pretty much dropped off the face of the earth...erm...intrawebs for a few months.

Things happen, as you well know. I'm hoping to stay back this time...

vanessa jaye said...

Oh, hon. ((hugs)) The last thing i remember you posting about was all the hours you were putting in a work, and being very familiar with crazy work hours & the accompanying stress/exhaustion I figured you were just chilling out, but it sounds likes...?? I have literally just gone through my hotmail account and yahoo account looking for your email add (I could have sworn we exchanged a couple of emails yonks ago), but if you want to touch base, drop me a line. If not, here's another ((hug)). Hope you come out to play more often now. :)

raine said...

The new story sounds intriguing!

And yes, we Weavers (snort) do have our work cut out for us, don't we? ;)

vanessa jaye said...

The new story is giving me pains. Or maybe I should say mutha effin pains since it's Mitch's story. lol.


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