Tuesday, August 18, 1992

Single-person narrative

Have you ever tried to write a story in which there is only one character, all by herself?  I've been working on such a story and am finding it more difficult than I have ever imagined to give the story any grip.  Stories are interesting because of some central conflict, and it's bugger-all difficult to have a conflict with only one character (unless she's schizo or something, and this one isn't).

Has anyone out there ever written or read a story in which there is only one character at all?  Was the story a success?  I'm curious to know if I'm the only one who has trouble doing this.

Monday, August 03, 1992

no compromise

As you may have heard, there is a new tribute album coming out, in which various contemporary Christian artists will cover some of the songs first recorded by Keith Green. The album is called "No Compromise," and includes tracks by Steve Green, Michael Card, Margaret Becker, Rich Mullins, Glad, and a few others.

If the album succeeds, as I expect it will, we may more albums paying tribute to Green, who died in a plane crash in 1980. I respectfully suggest the following album titles::

No Compromise II
Son of No Compromise
No Compromise Meets Godzilla
The Road to No Compromise
Beach Blanket No Compromise
Still No Compromise After All These Years
Even More No Compromise
Not Even a Smidgeon of Compromise
Compromise -- NOT!
The No-Compromiser II - Judgement Day
All the Compromise in Your Mother's Eyes

Bride of No Compromise
No Compromise IV: The Voyage Home
No Compromise V: The Final Frontier
No Compromise VI: The Undiscovered Country
No Compromise: The Next Generation
Return of No Compromise
Attack of No Compromise
Revenge of No Compromise

... and many more.