Hello there, fellow Ekphrasians and blog readers! I’m working on plotting out my second novel, and I would like suggestions of scenarios that I could maybe adapt and include. Here are the parameters:
– the setting is a cemetery
– the characters are members of an artists’-and-writers’ critique group
– each character is very distinctive: they wear strange clothing, sport a variety of accents, and have a wild collection of eccentric habits
– they spend the day wandering around the cemetery working on their art or looking for inspiration.
– they have various encounters throughout the day: romantic, social, friendly, unfriendly
– they read, write, take photographs, sketch, draw, paint, pose, dance, play music, etc.
– each has something intense going on spiritually or psychologically. These become more pronounced and dramatic as the day goes on so that when the big crisis comes, these problems and experiences explode.
SOOOOO… I’m looking for suggestions of interactions these characters might have during such a day. What would you do, if you were wandering around a graveyard with other eccentric, artistic people? What arguments, illusions, passions, delusions, or inspirations might occur? Thanks for your ideas!