So after months of collecting dust, I finally popped my netflix copy of Mr. Brooks into the DVD player. Excuse me while I slap myself upside the head.
Anyway . . .
I loved this movie. Really quick, Kevin Costner plays Mr. Brooks, who’s a serial killer being blackmailed by a wananbe into taking him on the next kill. That’s the main story, but there’s something like five more going on at the same time. Sounds like a mess of a narrative, but they’re woven together well and serve to move the main story along.
Halfway through the movie, I started trying to figure out how the rest would go. I had it all worked out and then . . . I was all wrong. I think on almost every point.
BUT . . .
I had a great new idea for a story. Will this become anything I’d want to publish? No idea, but doing that while I watched the movie got my brain working. You guys might want to try this because it’s like doing writing prompts, but you also get to watch a movie. And like a prompt, maybe you’ve got something at the end or maybe you don’t. You’ll never know unless you try!
Has this happened to you? Even if wasn’t a movie, have you ever taken an existing story and changed into something different? Did you like it and will/have you published it?
Info stuff- My last ROW80 update for round one will be on Thursday. The following week I go back to the usual posts for Tuesdays and Thursdays about me, writing, superheroes, monsters, comics and any other geeky stuff on my mind.