Video I Love: Paul and Jeff

Thanks to the wonderful PG Forte for sharing this video on Facebook.

“Perry v. Schwarzenegger plaintiffs Paul and Jeff discuss how they met, how they fell in love and why marriage matters to them. This case is about constitutional principles, but it’s also about real people and real stories. This video, and their story, is why we’re in this fight.”  Source

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More about Luke Moore

Late post again this week. Sorry guys. Writing is coming along nicely, though. New ideas are flowing again. And if you didn’t see it, this week I blogged about writing when the muse is asleep at Loose Ends.

Speaking of ideas…

Today I’d like to share some of the behind the story details about More, specifically my first notes for the main character of Luke Moore. These are directly from the original character sketch sheet, including the photo I used for inspiration. (The final result of what a character looks like may be nothing like the photo, but an image gives me something to visualize, making him/her a bit more real. Some of the traits change as I write the story. Some become no longer relevant.)

Luke Moore

Photo for Inspiration

(c) istockphotos, InkkStudios, 2007

Sampling of Character Sketch & Personality Traits

  • Full name: Lukas Moore
  • Zodiac Sign: Taurus
  • Best Friend: Walter Simon
  • Parents: are well-off. They have live-in staff.
  • Sleeps in his underwear
  • A programmer
  • Likes things that are logical with one solid solution
  • His apartment is in a low-rent area. It’s small and shabby, but he doesn’t need much. He spends his money on the security system he’s put in place.
  • He doesn’t have much in the way of possessions. He moves a lot. He likes to keep his life simple. Uncomplicated. Physical stuff just bogs a person down. Ties them to a time and place. He doesn’t want to be tied to anything.
  • Doesn’t own a car
  • Independent, self-reliant, private
  • Detached
  • Successful at work
  • Logical
  • Determined
  • Strong willed
  • Thinks only of himself (unless he’s in bed with someone).
  • Focused on self-preservation (and winning against his father) to the point of keeping everyone at a distance, even his best friend, Walter, at times.
  • Fears most: Being like his father

All my blog posts with behind the story information are also archived on my website at

Hope you enjoyed a look at my original ideas for Luke.

Writing When the Muse Is Asleep

Today I’m the guest blogger over at the Loose Id Author blog. I’m talking about what I do when I get a creative block. Can anyone explain why this stuff works?

Writing When the Muse Is Asleep

Quote I Love: First Kiss

I was having an off day earlier this week and I walked by a TV, saw the Golden Girls were on, and even though I couldn’t hear the sound, I smiled. The girls are just that awesome. They always make me laugh. So today I’m sharing one from the fantastic and sexy Blanche Devereaux.

Blanche: I do love the rain so… it reminds me of my first kiss.
Dorothy: Aww… your first kiss was in the rain?
Blanche: No… it was in the shower!

The Golden Girls

Still love that show!

Video I Love: What Is Marriage?

To celebrate the overturn of Prop 8, I thought I’d share this video. It’s a nice look at marriage through the eyes of a child (and Grover). Pure. Simple.

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Lovely, isn’t it?