Chris sent me a link to his friend’s new blog entitled The Moose Is Cooked(Book). It’s the online journal of a young woman named Emma who is cooking her way through the Moosewood Restaurant New Classics recipe book. Though she doesn’t specifically state it on her site, I assume she got the idea from the recent film Julie and Julia.
The film was based on a book that was originally a blog by a woman who cooked her way through Julia Child’s Mastering The Art of French Cooking.
The writer in me likes the idea of a blog, inspiring a book, inspiring a movie and then another blog.
As an exercise:
Imagine your villain is going to start a blog. What would it be about? Himself? A hobby? Your hero? What form will it take? Written journal? Photos? Daily video blog? What is the purpose of their blog? Information? Entertainment? To annoy your hero?
Most of the scripts I read have a one-dimensional, passive antagonist. If you take the time to think like your villain, and treat them like a fully-formed being, you will write a much more interesting character.
Oh, and the Moosewood stuffed peppers sound delicious.