Saturday, November 26, 2016

True Memoirs of an International Assassin

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We were scrolling through Netflix last night and stumbled upon the True Memoirs of an International Assassin movie. It's a Netflix Original movie. I can't tell you how awesome it is. I relate to it on so many levels. I won't give away any spoilers, but there was something about it that I just have to discuss.

When the character, Sam, is writing, the film shows the characters doing exactly what Sam writes. Of course, we always imagine our characters doing what we write. Sometimes, I can even see them. However, when I'm not writing I imagine them stuck in the situations I've left them.

For example, in the novel I'm working on which is part of the Outer World Chronicles (setting of The Louvre Still Stands), the heroine, Babylonia Steele, is currently unconscious on a planet cruiser. I think about her all the time, but haven't had the time to write about her. So, she sits waiting.

In A Requiem of Fire and Ice, sequel to The Collision of Fire and Ice, the characters are walking single file to the Dragon's Keep. And, in the Militarian Job (prequel to The Louvre Still Stands), Gwyn and Adrik are under attack.

I couldn't help wondering if other authors think about their characters like this, or if they ever wonder what they might be thinking stuck where they are in the book. So, seeing it on the screen in True Memoirs of an International Assassin cracked me up.

If you haven't seen it yet, you definitely need to check it out. It is a great movie, and besides it stars Kevin James, and who doesn't love Kevin James?

My husband asked me last night, "Do you think you could list The Collision of Fire and Ice as non-fiction?"

Well, I could, but I don't think anyone would believe it. LOL.


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