the beginning, middle and end of writing two novels
DARK DORRIT the dark tales Dickens left off the page
CSA- the South wins the Civil War: A Love Story
a blog to record ideas and actual work on writing fiction: everything and anything that catches my fancy, this blog is my canvas-the actual work of writing, working book stored on my laptop, in journals and scrapbooks as I work on them
Amy and Aurthur Clennam's daughter is named Millicent Veronica Clennam.
A new graveyard stand between her apartments and this part of the city.
The brothers Flintwinch owned this land. Now undead, they haunt it and live in the flagship Mausoleum built on the cheap for Mrs. Clennam as she prepared for her own death.
When Little Dorrit finished repairing the linens for the house she was set to work making her employers" final outfit".
Mrs. Clennam's Mausolem.
Jeremiah and Ephraim squat here.
They use her empty coffin to hold they money they make as hired murders.
Mrs. Clennam sat out the night. Her mansion crumbled from neglect around them. She lay in Amy Dorrits embrace.
They hear Jeremaih screaming in terror as his brother attacks him in the ruined rubble.
His brother can be heard carrying his injured brother away in the night.
She tells Little Dorrit her story, who cursed her to be among the living dead, who's reparation was in play.
Little Dorrit watched as the sun slowly rose, crossed the smoky courtyard until it's dim rays engulfed Mrs Clennam, turning her to dust. A warm breeze mixed the black sooty ash of her remains into the ruins of her house.
RE: quick notes an images applied to today's writing.
Owns a new cemetery. Has swindled to get to this point in his life and it has given him a heavy heart, rough speech and deep mistrust of fate.
This is a photo pf him at twenty.
Hard life marking his body with prisoner's disfigurement.
Wants nothing but to be RICH.
More than that he desires love.
His cemetery is the view from the top rooms of her apartment.
Honors apartment is above hers.
His current project is to copy this entrance so that his gravediggers cam bury the dead without disturbing society.
He knows this man personally (the Guys real name is Missouri Sape). They were in the same Paris bakery suffering the same apprenticeship program. Hate is deep and tossed back and forth between both men.
Gambling is the popular past time enjoyed by men and women of society.
The less fortunate participate in a lottery played every Friday.
Candles are used at night as CSA is at the forefront of the ecological and organic innovation of the day.
Buildings are preserved and appreciated as being monuments of "a time when things were right"
The life of Amy Dorrit was darker than Dicken's had the permission to document.
She was real. She was disappointed with his portrayal of her life.
One thing that stand out is his exclusion of the vampires.
He never mentioned the rapes and murder.
Author and Amy's daughter Victoria has a life of education, art, travel.
She is an odd duck, looking for safety, discovers danger, betrayal, has a stalker and is at the effects and manipulation of The Vampires Flintwinch (Jeremiah and Ephraim) .
Amy has nightmares after seeing Mrs Clenman turn into a vampire then kill herself after her home collapses. she sits in the courtyard waiting for the sun to rise, the image burned into Amy's memories.
Jeremiah was afraid of his brother. Ephraim turns his twisted and crushed body. Jeremiah becomes a vampire infatuated with Amy and then Victoria.
Victoria remembers her youth, her parents, gossip and the dirty bits of history for the characters from Little Dorrit.
A woman lives in the United States, the southern states one of the wealthiest countries in the world.
She is a writer who publishes her work under a mans name. She lives an artist life, traveling from one country to another. She lives on land she secretly bought and built a hotel for blacks. Her sister runs the inn/ apartment building.
She visits his cafe.
His cafe is split. A front entrance for whites and a back for blacks. The thing that fascinates the town and country is his ability to provide separate and equal and is a mascot for the way this country wants the world to understand them.
The kitchen is in the middle. He lives above the cafe.
This story is about her life and secret passion for a neighborhood chef and baker who is white.
the story is about his life, when he notices her, his devotion to business, fear and passion.
Things they have in common:
Travel to Japan
Live in France
Love of italian food
Different points of view:
What to do with money
the way things are
love lived and expressed
time and urgency
Her- Foster, Rachel, Amelia, Georgina, Victoria, August, Easter
Him- Maury, Cotton, Perry, Benjamin, Pleasant, Michel
book title ideas:
the ones I love
The Crimson White and the Petal- I love the beginning of this book, the characters and the time period. The title gets me every time
the unbearable lightness of being