We’ve been pedal to the metal on the Writewell lectures, the learning curve is huge on this, especially since Lani and I have, well, competitive streaks, so we kept looking at each other’s work in progress and upping our own game. But finally, FINALLY, we have the first three lectures done, the first one that’s just an introduction to the project so it’s free, Lani’s Lecture 102 Discovery, and my Lecture 103 Conflict. So tonight, basking in the glow of my accomplishment as I start work on 211 The Four Act Structure, I take a closer look at a teacup I used as a macguffin all the way through 103 and into 211. And I do a head-desk.
The example is Edna and Bernie and if you’ve heard me talk about goals before, you’ve heard me talk about how Edna is waiting for this cup of tea that Bernie makes her every night at six, serving it in the special teacup he gave her for a wedding present. Here’s the cup:
Of course, it wasn’t that SIZE when I put it all the way through the video as the cup Bernie gave Edna. I kept looking at it, thinking “What the hell is that in that cup, an egg?” but did I blow it up to look at it? Noooooooooooo.
I am not doing that video over. I have replaced the cup in the new video, and I’m counting on nobody noticing. Which of course they will. Especially now that I’ve told you guys, you keep secrets worse than I do. I keep thinking I can explain it away as an aspect of Bernie’s character, but basically . . . no.
Edna’s new cup is lovely:
Look at your illustrations closely.