Thursday, March 22, 2007

Thursday Thirteen #25

This is the third of a three part series. See Part 1: General Subject Areas and Part 2: Specific Topics In Support of Essay Thesis or Tangible Goal.

For an explanation of the library closure we are facing here in Southern Oregon April 6th see my post, Southern Oregon's Looming Library Closure.

Thirteen Research Projects Which Will Be Impacted By the Impending Library Closure

Part 3 Projects Related to My Fictional Works In Progress

1. Lupus. The mother of a protagonist in a YA novel suffers from this while the protagonist is obsessed with the life and writings of Flannery O'Conner who died from it in the early sixties.

2. The Life and Writings of Flannery O'Conner. See #1.

3. Autism and Asperger's Syndrome. Kirk, the young son of the protagonist of Brooding Instinct, (the novel from my second NaNoWriMo attempt and one of the Fruits of the Spirit story world novels) suffers from the latter which is possibly a high-functioning form of the former.

4. Fictional World Building. For a Sci-Fantasy Novel or possible series.

5. Physical Therapy. Julia from the Fruits of the Spirit story world worked as a physical therapist for injured soldiers when she was in the military. see #2 of my Thursday Thirteen #13

6. Visual Impairment. Marion from my short story, How Does Your Garden Grow, has popped into two of the Fruits of the Spirit novels as a major supporting character and may end up with her own novel length story. Can a Psychiatrist continue to practice after loosing her eyesight?

7. Shakespearean Theater. Estelle Star from the Fruits of the Spirit story world is a Shakespearean actress. see #9 of my Thursday Thirteen #13

8. Teaching Theory, especially as it applies to teaching special needs children. Iris from my short story, Blow Me a Candy Kiss, has popped into Brooding Instinct to work with Kirk--see #3 above.

9. Undercover Police Investigations. Brick Lawson,the father of a protagonist works as an undercover cop in the 'drug wars' and she becomes a pawn who is used almost as ruthlessly by the 'good' guys as by the 'bad'. see #11 of my Thursday Thirteen #13

10. Documentary Film Making. Troll and Jerrica Holmes travel the world making independent documentaries. see #12 & #13 of my Thursday Thirteen #13

11. Music from the perspective of a music teacher. Faye, from the Fruits of the Spirit story world, teaches both piano, voice and music appreciation. see #1 of my Thursday Thirteen #13.

12. Music from the perspective of a performing artist. Fancy is a country western vocalist. She and her daughter Breezy co-wrote the lyrics to her first major hit single: Making Rag Doll Babies and Million Dollar Maybes. see #6 & #7 of my Thursday Thirteen #13.

13. Religious Cults. This is a major theme running through the entire Fruits of the Spirit story world where every major character and many minor ones are either affiliated with, attempting to part ways with or hoping to extricate a loved one from a Fundamentalist Christian Cult that has split into two antagonistic camps--one isolationist and the other militant. Sometimes it is just an undercurrent but often it will become the focus of the plot of a particular story or novel as in the novel to which my contribution to the Write Stuff Creative Carnival last week, A Tale of a Wail, belongs.

Links to other Thursday Thirteens!

1. Selena Kitt 2. Mama Duck 3. Susan Helene Gottfried 4. Ctina 5. Jamie

(leave your link in comments, I'll add you here!)

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The purpose of the meme is to get to know everyone who participates a little bit better every Thursday. Visiting fellow Thirteeners is encouraged! If you participate, leave the link to your Thirteen in others comments. It's easy, and fun! Be sure to update your Thirteen with links that are left for you, as well! I will link to everyone who participates and leaves a link to their 13 things. Trackbacks, pings, comment links accepted!

5 tell me a story:

Anonymous,  3/22/2007 6:18 AM  

13 sounds particularly interesting to me... happy writing!


Mama Duck 3/22/2007 6:48 AM  

That is a very interesting list! Happy TT!

Lisa - Lil Duck Duck

Susan Helene Gottfried 3/22/2007 8:08 AM  

Joy Renee...

I'm always so happy to see you visiting my Thursday Thirteens. I hope that once the library closes, you WILL spend more time at my joint (and me here; if I don't get you on my feed reader, I make sure to always visit if I see you've been at my place).

I am really impressed with how varied your characters are. I could use some of that sort of expansion of mind, career (Uhh -- that'd be the careers of my characters), and all the rest.

Christina (BookTasty) 3/22/2007 4:34 PM  

Hello! I was excited to see a reference to Flannery O'Conner on your list! She is one of my favorite authors. :)

Jamie 3/23/2007 11:06 PM  

Sounds like you got a lot of projects ahead of you.

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