Saturday, April 9, 2011

H is for Hiding

One of the things we love to do in Disney World is look for Hidden Mickey's. On napkins, in flower beds, on bathroom tiles, in food. Mickey Mouse is everywhere.

It makes me smile to think of the detail that goes into the planning of hiding Mickey somewhere in a shrubbery, or building, or painting.

There are some inside jokes hidden in my novel. Placed in plain site for a handful of people. Only visible if you know what you're looking for or looking in the right place at the right time.

What do you hide in your writing?

11 comments:

Tracy said...

Ohhh, that is a really good question...I think I might have to give that some serious thought because I don't know if I do and if I do, it must be hidden pretty well, even from me!

Eliza Keating said...

great blog...so nice to meet you..ELiza Keating

Kristine Asselin said...

Thanks Tracy and Eliza! Nice to 'meet' you!

Laura Pauling said...

I bet a lot of writers hide little personal jokes in their writing. I think it's great. Especially when only a few people know about it. That's neat the detail with all the Mickeys.

Laura Josephsen said...

I have at least one "inside" joke that runs through every single one of my novels, in the form of variants on a name. ;)

Donna said...

Great blog! I don't think I have anything hidden in mine. May be something to think about.

Medeia Sharif said...

The next time I go to Orlando, I'll me more observant of these hidden Mickeys.

I don't think I'm hiding anything. Well, maybe I am. This is something to ponder.

Stephen Tremp said...

I hide myself in my writing. In both the protagonist and the antagonist. I can live my life through and do things that would normally get me arrested LOL!

Leovi said...

Yes, even in the sewers is Mike, clear that for a mouse that is not unusual.

Julia said...

This is such a great point, Kris. I love hiding (and finding) easter eggs in writing. When I write, all the minor characters share names and mannerisms with real friends. There are even hidden commentaries on Twilight and life in Boston. Stuff that no one but me will ever get, but it's still so fun.

You must have a million secrets in the Sweet Spot, since the story is so tied to your teenagehood experiences.

Michelle Teacress said...

I hide a lot of things in my writing, but if I told, it would be like seeing the movie before reading the book - you'd know what happens. ;)