(Talking of strange, this morning I overhead a woman who works in the village shop, say to her colleague, “I’m going to take those two HobNobs sideways, if you know what I mean…” And he did, apparently!)
Anyway, I’m going off track… I’ve written about this before (and goodness, what an ENORMOUS photo of a goat! What was I thinking?), but I’ve always been fascinated by the way screenwriter Richard Curtis pops a character called ‘Bernard’ into his films and sitcoms. (Read my old post to understand why).
Now, come on, you must have a ‘Bernard’ of your own? Someone you’d really like to take a little bit of revenge on by putting them in a story?
But hush-my-mouth, we’re not supposed to do things like that are we, in case we get sued?
Well, I threw caution to the wind with a story I sent to Take A Break recently and gave the horrible main character the name of a bullying old boss of mine. TAB don’t like my stories, so it’s very unlikely to see the light of day. Ah, but it was very therapeutic to write, as I gave her the come-uppance she deserved!
So, you may not be able to reveal his/her name but come on, spill the beans about your very own ‘Bernard’ and the plans you have for him/her in your writing! You know you want to!
P.S: We only need 17 more subscribers, to get to 300 and then I’ll be running a writing competition…