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Oghren troubles

September 28, 2014
Posted at 9:52 pm
Updated: September 28, 2014 - 9:52 pm

I've been getting some messages lately asking me why I never update my blog. I am. I've never been a big blogger - pretty much only say anything when I really have something relevant to say...but yeah.

I admit to having a bit of writer's block over the last couple of weeks. Some personal stress has really gotten in the way of my writing. That's not unusual for me - taking a nine year hiatus has happened before, after all, but it's not in my plan. This is why, for this story, I am dozens of chapters ahead in writing. Well, for this, and because I forget details which keep requiring massive I'm in no danger of catching up on posting, but I still desperately need to get writing again.

One of my biggest stumbling blocks at the moment is trying to get myself inside Oghren's head. I just cannot figure out how to balance crude and drunk with sometimes insightful and compassionate, and I definitely can't get his language right. Every time I write 'nug-humper' I just cringe.

Anyone with insight into playing Oghren to character...I'd be open to ideas, let me tell you. I know what I want to have happen in the story, but I just don't know how to get there if I have to talk to Oghren...