How do you get help with writing?
Where can you reach out for help?
Now’s the time for the ‘audience participation’ part of the Remarkable Foolsletter.
As a performer, much of my work was improvised. I mostly did self produced family audience shows in schools. Audience feedback, when requested, was a tsunami. It was so much fun to attempt to integrate as many overheard thoughts, ideas and jokes into the show as I went.
Each performance I did was different because the audience helped create it.
They loved it too.
It’s super fun to play with people.
I love creating with others.
With that in mind, who of you will indulge me in helping me flesh out some story elements?
I am curious. If Roland the Farter - fool to King Henry II of England had a fictional, arch nemesis, who would it be?
Describe them for me. Physical descriptions are welcome. Themes. Where do they live? What do they do? What do they loathe about Roland? How do they hide their hostility?
How are they hostile to Roland?
Either send me an email as a reply to this or make a comment in the comments.
I’ll weave together some of the bits from here and there and riff a bit off what you come up with and we’ll have a funny story about Roland the Farter that we created together.
In return, I will cite and credit you in the piece for your contribution. I like to call these kinds of creations ‘speculative research.’ Think of yourself as a primary researcher for the Remarkable Fools Society.
And, to answer my question, how do you get help with your writing?
Ask people to help you. This can come by reading something inspiring. You can even get help by writing a response to a long dead author. Or, you can merely ask your readers.
Then give them credit for their contribution.
So, if you want help with writing, it’s a lot like getting help any other way. Ask.
It’s like the old saying goes:
A marching band needs many members. And remembers.