Today I have the great privilege of guest posting for the uber-talented Clay Morgan. Clay is a historian, professor, and a prince of pop culture. In my mind, I call him “captain.” Captain Morgan, that is.
You can follow him on Twitter @UndeadClay.
He recently released his first book, Undead: Revived, Resuscitated, Reborn, which you can find out about here.
Here is a taste of “Crucible:”
The world is the crucible into which we’ve all been placed. The question is: what do we do when the heat gets turned up. Who are we, really? There are forces internal and external, seen and unseen, all around–and within–us everyday.
What we do under pressure reveals who we truly are.
This is the genius of all the best stories–the existential crisis–that drives them. Take a show like the Walking Dead, for instance: the threat is always there (if not always immiment), gnawing at the backs of the survivor’s minds. That constant nagging pressure weighs on them, revealing who each one is.
Please head over to Clay’s blog to read the rest. While you’re, stick around, read some other posts–he’s a crackerjack writer. Leave him a comment, or two.