Monday, July 1, 2013

Dispatch #9: How is Wedding Planning Like Writing a Manuscript?

The Happy Couple
by Lupe Fernandez

Wedding planning and manuscript writing have items in common? Is this another excuse to post vacation images?

Yes.
No.

First there is the engagement, a proposal of commitment to start something with a goal in mind.

Kauai, North Shore
Then find a venue, a location. Where will all the characters meet? Who will be invited? What roles will the participants play?

Once the venue is found, how will it be decorated? The place needs a color scheme, a lighting design and furniture.

Will characters, participants be able to move around? How will they get to the venue? Will they come earlier or later in the event?

Bubba's Burgers
What will everyone eat? What kind of food to the characters like? Not everyone will be satisfied.

Everyone loves music. Live or recorded. What genre? What emotions will the music evoke?

There's a rehearsal dinner for the characters to practice. If something doesn't go right, then a change, a revision of action is required.

Rugged Adventure Garb
What will the main characters- the bride, the groom, maid of honor, best man - wear?

The actual wedding starts with the ceremony, the matrimonial inciting incident.

Other details like cake, invitations or flowers will come up as the planning/writing progresses. Will these items be the cause of "Oh My God How Will We Pay for This?" or "This detail needs to be included in the story."

Once the event occurs, the vows done and edits done, when the couple become newlyweds and the manuscript transforms into a book, will it last?

How many anniversaries will they celebrate? We all hope many years of productive and profitable years.

We'd like congratulate for Foreign Correspondent for his recent engagement and forth coming marriage. This in no way excuses him from writing posts for this blog.
Sincerely,
The Management


13 comments:

  1. I am so happy for you and Angel. When is the wedding? Please tell me it's not at Bubba's Burgers?

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    1. The wedding date will be determined on the basis of adjectives and pronouns.
      Sincerely,
      Grammarian

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  2. I love this post; so creative and fun. Congrats to the happy couple!

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    1. The happy couple are like a verb and noun agreement.
      Sincerely,
      Gernund

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  3. Clever analogy, and one I've never seen or heard before.

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    1. Our motto at Pen & Ink Blogspot is to bring to readers subjects unknown or unwanted.
      Sincerely,
      Sub-jet

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  4. Or is this just a ploy to get more engagement congratulations?

    Well, it worked! I wish your new opus a long, healthy print run, with bountiful royalties and may it spawn many sequels!

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    1. That's what we told our Foreign Correspondent when he posted Dispatch #9. He's been taking a few liberties with his new assignment.
      Sincerely,
      The Management

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    1. Somehow our Foreign Correspondent will find some way to incorporate his wedding photos in post.
      Sincerely,
      The Management

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  6. Omigod! This gives me chills! I never realized there were so many parallels. Is anyone else getting goosebumps besides me? (CUE: twilight zone music)

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    1. I wonder if there are parallels between writing and divorce?
      Sincerely,
      Mr. Optimist

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  7. Wedding songs Mitchy Burnz located in Adelaide South Australia. A hospitality professional with over 10 years experience as an Adelaide wedding dj.

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