You can call me Al

Courtesy of Chevy Chase

“A man walks down the street…

He says, “Why am I soft in the middle now? Why am I soft in the middle? The rest of my life is so hard. I need a photo-opportunity. I want a shot at redemption. Don’t want to end up a cartoon. In a cartoon graveyard.” Oh Paul Simon, I will call you Al.

Character development is important in anything you write and in this case sing. You want to describe your characters in your stories whether they are boring, fun, fat, thin, stupid, etc. Create a character and stick to it. For instance, Mr. Simon continues with his character,

“A man walks down the street. He says, Why am I short of attention? Got a short little span of attention and wo my nights are so long. Where’s my wife and family? What if I die here? Who’ll be my role-model? Now that my role-model is Gone Gone.  He ducked back down the alley with some roly-poly little bat-faced girl. All along along. There were incidents and accidents. There were hints and allegations…”


Make your character stand out. Make them noticeable. Make them memorable, or catchy in P- Simon’s case.

Courtesy of Looked how bummed Paul looks then look how ridiculous Chevy looks. Pure Gold.


If you don’t create intriguing characters, then, your story will be a bust. No one wants to read about something boring (as I stated in previous posts) people want to read about interesting things. Such as, a character who has multiple personalities and or has the ability to clone his or herself such as the Michael Keaton hit, ‘Multiplicity.’ Its every Doug for himself!

In conclusion, create and or shine the light on your characters. Don’t half ass your story with a boring character.

You are welcome.



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