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13 September 2020

 Song mood: All Star by Smashmouth.

I started naming characters.

Next step write a scene of a party that has the victim and the suspects.  Write the murder scene.  Write a synopsis of what the characters were doing at the time of the murder.  Brainstorm ideas for clues and air tight alibis.

Either the victim or the murderer was a bully.  Who has this nature or this belief: it isn’t enough to just win, the other or the oponent must be humiliated.  I haven’t decided which it will be.  It makes more sense for the victim to be the bully as that would give motive.

I didn’t do much this weekend, but drive around.  Getting stamps on my Nebraska passport.  I like it, reminds me of geocaching.  

Yesterday I listened to the Thin Man while driving around.  The book and the movie were very similar.  The movie veered a bit to keep within the 90 minutes.  But I liked the way the movie did the story.  

The book had a section, basically a short story, that had no relevance to the book what so ever.  The dialogue of the characters in the movie rang true to the characters in the book.

I went to a restaurant this morning because it had a sign that said best Reuben in town.  The people at the restaurant were great.  However, they didn’t blanch the potatoes for the fries.  The fries didn’t have the crispness or the color.  So the fries had a different taste.  I shouldn’t critique the restaurant, even over rookie mistakes.  When the sign says best Reuben, I want to be impressed.  Anyway.

This afternoon I started listening to Faceless Killers by Henning Mankell.

This week, I will work on the important scenes of the book.  This week, I will make more of an effort to get writing done.

I will try to eat out less, or eat less greasy foods.  I will work on getting in better shape.  If my karate sensei could see me, he would say, ‘Mike, you’re too tense.  Relax the shoulders.’  So I’m working on relaxing the tension in my shoulders, neck and jaw.

So this week will be one of writing and learning stuff.


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