Wednesday, July 20, 2022
Yes, my post is doing double duty again. I’m flattered that Robbie Cheadle liked my post about My Author’s Mind enough last week that she used the theme. I think she’s doing the same this week, so be sure to pop over and visit her blog. Anyhow, that caused us to start talking about how we compartmentalize our thoughts and ideas so we can work on multiple concurrent writing projects.
Robbie said she sees her mind as having rooms for the various ideas. Sometimes I think of my brain similarly. At other times I think of my mind as a dark windmill with cobwebs in the endless corners where the stories are.
Then there are the times when I think it as having all these vintage automobiles that need keys for the cars of a given decade — and my imagination is the key for the cars’ doors and ignition. So, this post features car doors. Hop in and let’s go for a ride through some of the twists and turns of My Author Mind.
Admittedly, I love old cars and even trucks, and other means of transportation. My Cornelis Drebbel character had numerous ways of getting around, including his steampunk submarine, an aerial screw (yes, that’s really a thing and it isn’t the “mile high club”), a train, and a road locomotive, which was very popular with readers. You wouldn’t really know it was a door, but as Dan Antion pointed out, it has a round iron door at the front of the boiler.
In the Pip’s Three Things Series, Granny Phanny had a cherished old yellow Model-T with spoke wheels. She kept it in mint condition. I can’t help noticing that it looks like there aren’t any door handles on the outside…
Hullaba Lulu, a Dieselpunk Adventure features several modes of transportation. One is Valentino’s green 1927 Rolls-Royce Phantom. Can you imagine the beautiful woodgrain on the dashboard and inside doors?
Birdie Devovo of Brother Love, a Crossroad had an old Nash Rambler wagon. It was one of the “random things” Dan Antion gave me to drive the story. Birdie’s car would have been older and not nearly as shinny as this one. Look how rounded the doors are.
Luci is the heroine of my work in progress, which is set in 1970. She describes her Chevy Malibu sedan’s color as “snot green.” That actually came from a car I had when I was about her age (although the decade wasn’t that far back). I never did like that car. It doesn’t meet a good end in the story.
My Atonement Series, set in fictional Atonement, Tennessee has a couple of interesting vehicles. The sheriff has a souped-up police car that one character (Bethany) refers to as the Batmobile. She drives a purple Volkswagen Beetle, which suits her quirky personality. Even the door handle is purple.
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Thursday Doors is a weekly feature allowing door lovers to come together to admire and share their favorite door photos from around the world. It’s hosted by Dan Antion. Feel free to join in on the fun by creating your own Thursday Doors post each week and then sharing your link in the comments below, anytime between 12:01 am Thursday morning and Saturday noon (North American eastern time).
Call for Images & Photos
As I mentioned last week, I’ve decided to do something different for a while on weekends. But I need your help. This time, instead of putting out a call for “things” for a serial, I’m calling out to photographers and artists. I’ll do short stories, but in a “3 things” way.
I’m asking photographers and artists to send me three images that will prompt and illustrate a story. I’d like these to be somewhat related. (With the serial “things” I ask that they be utterly random and unrelated to each other. However, the randomness does not work for what I have in mind for the image driven short stories.)
You do not need a blog to participate! I know some of my readers don’t blog. You are still welcome to send images.
You do not need to be a professional photographer or artist.
Also, vintage photos are good too.
You can leave a comment with links to where your images are posted, or email me the links.
Or we can email each other for images.
Remember, this is a G-rated blog. Nudes and explicit images will not be accepted.
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Thanks for opening the car door and taking a drive through the twists and turns of My Author’s Mind. Hugs on the wing.
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