so i'm sure some don't know what the hell is going on. i don't half the time either, but that's the luck of the draw and most of the fun of it. but anyway, this character sketch bit is a new, and personally exciting project of mine.
most know i've been an aspiring hybrid writer for as long as i can remember and this new thing i'm embarking on is the most organically hybrid as i've come. okay, so i'll back up: when i begin writing a fiction story i do a character sketch as part of the planning process so i can get to know a character before putting them in fake situations. this time i said fuck the fiction story, i'll make a bunch of character sketch poems (because poetry is more instantly gratifying and who doesn't love that?!) but really, i wanted to make these character sketches strong enough so they felt real. then i realized that i like constraints, so i decided the characters wouldn't have names and that i wanted them to correspond with the alphabet because, well, i've always been kind of obsessed with it anyway....and then.....i decided that i wanted the characters to connect...their lives, you know, like how all of our lives connect. so in essence i am writing a story on the fly with about 2 poems a week through these sketches. I really, really am begging for criticism, i need someone's words to tell me, "no, it's terrible, you have to rethink it all" or "well this works and this doesn't" or "i see what you're doing here but this part isn't working" like a critic, or a work-shopper or an editor or someone. just give me some thoughts.