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Duncan Anders-Occult Biographer
It started with Kerouac. On the Road\ was a revelation to the voracious young reader. He was 15 when he first cracked it open and realized how the soul of a time or people could be captured by a story. Consumed by a desire to capture the spirit of his time, Duncan spent years practicing his writing, and poring over the works of authors like Hemingway, Dickens, and Wolfe. He wrote for his school paper, and later served as the star writer in several of his college periodicals. By the time he graduated from Columbia College in Chicago with a degree in Fiction Writing, Duncan was certain that he was ready to undertake his dream.
Unfortunately, he ran into a bit of a problem. When he sat down to start his novel, the magnum opus he'd been readying himself for since high school, he couldn't write. Not a single, fucking word. There is nothing a writer fears as much as writer's block. Duncan didn't know what to do. He tried everything he could think of. He read every book on writing he could find, he attended writing workshops designed to battle writer's block, he searched everywhere for something to spark his imagination.
Two years later, his novel was still just an empty, untitled document on his computer. Duncan was working two jobs in a desperate bid to keep himself off the street, a fate he was terrified of, though he sometimes wondered if maybe homelessness would spark his brain. And he searched for something, anything to write about.
Right around the point where Duncan was due to see how the life of a vagrant would fuel his writing, he was contacted by a person who claimed he could fix Duncan's problem. This man, a Merchant who dealt in creativity and ideas, offered to take Duncan's writer's block in exchange for a ten years of his life. Of course, Duncan was skeptical to say the least, but he was also desperate. So he agreed to a meeting.
The Merchant, a fellow by the name of Carlton Bigby, came prepared for a skeptic. When Duncan expressed his doubts, Bigby pulled out a couple of tricks, just enough to convince the potential client that his services were for real. And it worked like a charm, up until the client suddenly got this gleam in his eye and starting asking questions. Questions like how did you do that, and are there other people who can do that?
When everything was said and done, Duncan Anders walked away from that meeting with his mind churning with ideas, leaving in his wake a very confused Merchant who had the ugly feeling of having given away something for nothing.
Looney Tunes | profile | Jun 18, 12 | 7:41 pm
Dammit. Hit the wrong button. Oh well, I guess I'll just finish up down here.
Looney Tunes | profile | Jun 18, 12 | 7:55 pm
Duncan Anders-Occult Biographer
Looney Tunes | profile | Jun 18, 12 | 8:56 pm