i've been toying with the idea of inviting friends and family to guest blog. people from different walks of life. not writers, but people who are interesting. i'll try it once or twice and see how it goes. my first guest will visit monday. he just graduated from high school, and his life could be a movie or a sitcom. the way he relates a simple day puts you right there under his skin. people are fascinating. and at the heart of a good story is an interesting character. also at the heart of a good story is honesty. this is what a real person would say. this is what a real person would think.
some possible guests:
gas station clerk
pizza delivery guy
people would be welcome and sometimes encouraged to post anonymously in order to keep their identity a secret.
anyway, this could be one of my ideas that goes nowhere. we'll see. if it takes off, i'll probably archive these posts somewhere else so they will all be easy to access.
be sure and check back monday. you'll like it!