Hello from Elizabeth

Elizabeth Kurz joins the team at Stranger Than Truth with an introduction that cuts straight to the point. Let’s all welcome Liz and her twisted NaNoWriMo 2010 plans!

Current obsessions: misplaced phone calls, elaborate dream sequences, doubles, technology, monsters, underworlds, visions, David Lynch, lost girls, blackouts, white noise, skyscrapers, mirrors, bridges, feral animals, secret lives, lesbians, black cats, creaking houses, miscarriages, secret places, toothless prostitutes. 

I haven’t written anything in ages but I’ve been thinking of some ideas for a while. My biggest inspirations at the moment are Haruki Murakami’s Wind-Up Bird Chronicle, Twin Peaks, Lars Von Trier’s Antichrist, and Paul Auster’s City of Glass. Essentially I want to write an absolutely terrifying psychological thriller that makes people kill themselves. I also am reading Les Miserables right now and therefore think there should be more toothless prostitutes clawing at suited men in general.

So I may have cheated and started writing a bit yesterday. But that’s ok, right? The skeleton of my story, so far, is that my main character reads in the newspaper that her childhood friend whom she hasn’t seen in 15 years has gone missing. This leads my girl down a spiralling path of discovery, led by the clues found in her increasingly disturbing dreams and bizarre signs throughout the city. I’m on like the tenth page and there’s already a re-animated crow.

Anyway, I’m excited about writing such awful things and you should be excited to read them.

Check out Liz’s NaNoWriMo profile: elizabethisdead

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