How did the Magic for ‘The Locket’ Begin?

One day I was thinking about the girl in my book, ‘The Truth, I’m a Girl, I’m Smart and I Know Everything’ and I began to wonder, what would she be like once she grew up? Would she recognize the girl she had been? Would she be wise? Would her dreams come true? How would she handle the hurts, the dreams, the failures and successes that life brings? Would she find true love?

The universe I guess decided to help as I was awoken several times by lyrics that I had to write down. These lyrics were not sweet. They were the yearnings we all feel at times from the depths of our souls. Who will understand? Who will be there for me? Who will see what I see? The pain of living, the thrill of finding relief. It was all there. ‘Songs’ began to appear. Was this to be a drama or a musical? The universe hadn’t decided.

I guessed the universe was contriving for me to work on a plot I had not expected. But of course, who can refuse the universe and its forces? Certainly not I. What emerged was complex, several different scripts. I’ll get back to that later. For now, I’ll focus on what emerged as a One Act Play, with three Scenes.

And so ‘The Locket’ began to unfold with the ‘girl’ meeting herself as an adult woman. The woman being in pain from a marriage that wasn’t working. The Enchantress arriving to help both of them and the SELF, an invisible character helping in the plot to remind all of us that we each have an eccentric, selfish, loving self that we must preserve, help mature and enjoy.

Stay with me for more plotting and fun as I share how ‘The Locket’ began and what its all about!


Can More Than One Girl Be ‘The Girl’? Yes, it is happening here, there and everywhere

The Truth, I’m a Girl, I’m Smart and I Know Everything!

Long story short, that book and it’s newer version, expanded to cover even more issues, The Truth, Diary of a Gutsy Tween, are the basis of my film AND the basis for other filming going on at this very moment about The Girl, played by other girls. That’s right! Up in the Boston area Pam Richard is filming girls playing ‘The Girl’ as part of their education. More to come in the next blog about the Boston Program and some of the other girls that have played ‘The Girl’ and even created dialogue for her, here, there and everywhere. Meanwhile, take a look at one of these students playing ‘The Girl’.