The stories. Not the people.
When stories about drugs, crime, and people don't sell well I sell weasel words, which sell swell.
Like, imagine an orgy where the clothed participants are clustered in nervous two's and three's and sometimes one's around the perimeter wall.
They whisper and eye each other and their sneakers squeak against the linoleum. From every angle the thing looks like it's going to go over like a lead balloon.
But somehow, by the end everybody not only gets to get off, but also winds up with new underwear that's just right for their body type, and even learns something sweet and unexpected about love.
Movies: The Art of Killing, Down By Law, Embrace of the Serpent
Music: Nina Simone, Tom Waits, The Pogues
Food: Chicken, limes, hot sauce
And maybe also good company, good liquor, and second chances
1. 'Creative' as a noun
3. Scribe or wordsmith (hack: ok!)
2. Suffixes, 'thecat' and 'inabox.' ('Osaurus' is always good, though)
4. Cocoa butter
I especially like when people have grown up with or live with multiple cultural influences. If you've ever lived in a country you weren't born in, or your mother is from a different place to your father, or your grandparents are back in the old country, or your accent is scrambled, it's more likely to have legs.