I don't read Esquire
. Hell, it's only in the vaguest sense that I'm even aware that said magazine exists. But when kaiz
posted a link to The Napkin Fiction Project
, I had to check it out. The basic gist of the project is that they sent out 250 napkins to various authors, asking them to write on them and send them back. Well, they did, and it spurned ideas in me. I don't know if either of these will actually come to fruition, and am looking for thoughts/ideas/interest.Idea Number One: Meet the Author
In which fanfiction authors show us their napkins. Drabbles, rough drafts, short hand, doodles, cross outs, the whole nine yards. I don't write a lot by hand, but when I do, the paper is generally covered with notes, and doodles that have little to do with the topic. I think it would be pretty cool to see some of your work, before it becomes the pretty version we see online.Idea Number Two: The Correspondence
In which the character's talk to each other through napkins. I'm thinking specifically of the Whose Line guys currently, because that seems to be what I write most in. Say, while Colin and Brad are on tour, they go out to a bar and Colin gets an idea that he just has
to share with Ryan. He writes it down and mails it off. Ryan responds on his own napkin, and soon the rest of the guys are joining in. Snark, joke ideas, and graphic doodles ensue.
Either of these sound good, things you might be interested in participating in or reading?