Wednesday, February 13, 2013

the bactrian inevitability

I've decided I've got to write a novel. It's what real writers do, right? They write novels, full of tough, intelligent, but sensitive females and protagonists with a lot of lean tautness.

So, you have to start with a title. I mean, that's kind of before you even start writing -- it's what people will see before they even start reading it. I thought of a good title and wrote it down here, so I wouldn't forget it.

The thing is, "The Bactrian Inevitability" sounds like a book title, because it takes that familiar form of article--adjectivized noun-- noun. The Andromeda Strain. The Mists of Avalon. The Princess Bride.

I have no idea at this point what it's about or who'll be in it, except for old Dub, a geezer curmudgeon who sits on his front porch drinking Buds and smoking Marlboros whlle softly cursing under his breath at the traffic rolling by his door.


Joe said...

Dave, I've thought that you should write one.

Dave B, a.k.a. catboxer said...

The problem with writing a novel is it's just about impossible if you're unsure what you want to say, or, if you have a message, but the novel isn't the best vehicle for delivering it.

Joe said...

Actually, I like what you say because I don't read fiction anymore. So would a non-fiction book be a better possibility?