If we’re not connected on Instagram, you may not have met my little friends, yet. What author doesn’t have a Plot Bunny or three foraging in their brain, hopping across their keyboard, or dancing – the bunny hop, of course – across their desk? Plot bunnies in their heads, plot bunnies in their beds…
Of course, we also need wisdom: a wise old owl perched on one shoulder, reminding us with a gentle “Who?” that it is better to use active voice than passive, or that we might want to change the character names so as not to anger their real-life counterparts. A green dragon keeps an eye on us all, happy to light a fire under everyone, when needed – or to help toast marshmallow peeps during snack time.
Names? Oh, yes, they have names. Like most of my characters, they named themselves. Over a healthy breakfast, of course.
This was a far better breakfast than the first one I took PB to. Turns out, PB is a much cuter cousin of Monty Python’s vorpal rabbit. A bunny that’s decidedly not vegetarian.
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Brilliance begins with a healthy breakfast. Plot Bunny thinks that Healthy Turkey and Veggie Omelette sounds great. I'm thinking he doesn't understand what turkey is, but I'll perform some breakfast magic and make that (rather than the rabbit) disappear! #breakfast #brilliance #amwriting #plotbunny #inspiration
They all like to read, of course. Here’s Owl – Herman – reading Go Set a Watchman:
And Plot Bunny, pondering his purpose in life.
Plot Bunny came with me to get my eyes examined, and decided he’d like some specs.
Not that it’s going to do him much good.
I can’t cure what ails the world, but as their author, I can try to make their little corner of it happy, as they do mine.
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