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Dear Fellow Writers,
This is a challenging time for us all. Nevertheless, we writers are the best prepared to tolerate social distancing because, let’s face it, we’ve been practicing it most of our lives.
Despite that fact, we face even greater danger from the Covid-19 epidemic than the general public - second only to ER doctors and grocery store clerks – because we are in close, daily contact with character-driven stories.
Below are some suggestions from The Writer at Work to help keep you and your characters safe.
Top Ten Covid-19 Safety Tips for Writers:
1) Disinfect your keyboard. Then, set your story in the Antarctic or within a N95 face mask factory.
2) For the foreseeable future, avoid using pronouns such as: We, They, Us, or "... a group..." in anything you write. Instead, use the singular: He, She or It. Use "It" whenever possible. "It” cannot catch Covid-19.
3) S*x scenes should only happen on the phone or via text. Have your characters use burner phones for safety.
4) Dogs cannot contract Covid-19. Have your principle character confide in a sympathetic stray (i.e., elderly beagle) instead of a human when constructing backstory. At some point, have your character give the dog a biscuit, but not right away. Delaying this reward will greatly increase the scene’s dramatic tension.
5) Keep your characters separated by at least six feet within a scene.
One suggestion: Set your scene inside a kitchen, then, separate the characters using a kitchen table. If they fight - and they should - have one character wear oven mitts and throw things across the table. Items such as a blender or microwave are encouraged. I’m sure we all remember this great quote: “The larger the item, the greater the drama.” -- Mark Ruffalo as the Hulk
6) Include pharmacists whenever possible.
7) Whether your story has a bar scene or not, include one anyway.
Set it after hours in a distant part of town. Then have your Bartender offer pithy suggestions from behind the countertop to the only customer who has aimlessly wandered in, who is obviously a nondrinker and is only there for psychological support. Give this character a serious skin condition to motivate your Bartender's standoffishness.
8) This is one time when dressing all your characters - regardless of their religion - in a burka might be a good option.
9) If you feel like you have Covid-19 symptoms, stay at least six pages away from your main characters, and isolate yourself in a different act while using exposition. Don't worry about your background characters. They can always be replaced.
10) Whenever possible have your characters say, "Don't Panic!" This will, of course, cause all your characters to panic, which will set up a great 3rd act.
Be safe, and happy writing!
The Writer at Work
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