Sunday, April 29, 2012

Fairy dust

What makes wishes come true? 

 I'm not positive, but I think it takes a mix of hope, faith, and a sprinkling of fairy dust too.

Friday, April 20, 2012

Staying in Character


Caitlin, Katherine Erskine's main character in Mockingbird is a young girl with Aspergers; in the book readers journey many miles in Caitlin's shoes.  Katherine Erkine stays true to the main character's point of view and gives the reader a sense of what it might be like to live with Aspergers. 

Sunday, April 15, 2012

To know a character you have to step into their shoes and walk around in them, just as Atticus Finch said in To Kill A Mockingbird.    To see the world through their perspective you have to know if they look for the good in things, or the bad.   How do they react to winfalls, or difficulties?

Describing their body language, gestures, and personal habits reveals a lot about them. 

My newest character is an older elementary aged girl who has a tendency to be nervous and daydreams a lot. The fun part of writing is living within the character's point of view and following through with how they'd deal with the obstacles set before them.  The character will reveal the resolution or the ending, that will best suit them.

Saturday, April 7, 2012

I've been having a time of it trying to find Nibble. 
There are a lot of imposters but I found him. 
He's the small one in the middle. 
Good things and trouble comes in small packages sometimes.