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Sunday, June 30, 2013

Wicked thoughts, June 30, 2013

Wicked thoughts

I just got back from a trip to the East Coast. We took in Wicked on Broadway in the Gershwin Theatre. For any writer, seeing this can be an eye opener. Here we have two flawed heroines who struggle with right and wrong and their place in a society who decides what is right and wrong and often they're just plain wrong. Their arcs criss-cross and cross again. This play has inspired me to do a better job giving my characters nuance.

Here's a cute scene and song from Wicked.
Rush, rush rush. I wrote the above quickly, still suffering from vacationitis. What about male POV? Well, sometimes I have nothing direct to blog. But...always and with every word I write you might feel the testosterone oozing onto the page. My opinion may be different than yours because I'm a guy and I've noticed your gals (mostly).
The green faced witch gets a boyfriend and he is portrayed with nuance. Can you imagine him choosing the green witch over the 'pop-u-u-lar' blonde witch. Well he did, perhaps because she's more magical (a better kisser (G-rated)). Okay as a guy, I liked the green witch better as a woman than the ditsy blonde although they both had a lot of heart. Maybe some would love all that high energy, the day is beautiful, isn't it, type. I just want to go green.

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