Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Why I need to write a character similar to Harry Potter


I like this free lance editor's talk (in the above link)on what needs to be included in your novel writing.  She talks about how you shouldn't have your character complain so much.  Yes, there will be hardships but the character needs to seem like their rising above them.  Similar to Harry Potter, we know he was an orphan but he takes his life in stride and comes off as fearless, honest and a good friend.

In the beginning of the novel don't have your character waking up from a dream or daydreaming.  Don't have your character be sitting around and thinking about things instead of engaging in conflict.

Monday, November 23, 2015

I'm reading another Hilderbrand Novel

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

What I'm reading Now

The Rumor by Elin Hilderbrand.  I like this novel because its only my second exposure to life in Nantucket.  The setting alone will make you wish you lived there.  But I think the characters are people you can follow.  Hilderbrand uses each chapter for each character tell their side of the story.  This idea is not unique entirely, but given the fact that the children have their own chapters as well gives great perspective of the underlining story.  I right away began to adopt my favorite characters based on my own personality.  For example, I like hope, because she's shy and she she's underestimated and undervalued by her twin.  How many times have I felt the same way as that character?

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Thursday, November 12, 2015

I'm participating in Nanowrimo this year. Whoo hoo! All bets are off that I won't finish my novel given that I'm at 45,000 words.
What I'm reading now Painted House by John Grisham.  I thought I could use some child perspective help and reading this novel may or may not help me.  

Monday, November 2, 2015

What I'm reading Now

I'm reading the Husband's Secret by Liane Moriarity.  I like the way the novel has you asking some pretty intense questions.  Who did it?  What Would I do in the same situation.  What stood out for me was the setting of Sidney, Australia.  It wasn't presumptuous like California.  It didn't shriek material world or extreme competition. I think the characters give readers a perspective about motherhood that they may have not thought of before.  Things like researching your child's project and learning something you never knew.  Or being an extremely organized mother and the power that can come from that.  It gives a reader a lot to think about besides just being carried away by the plot.

Got Spider Webs?

Love this house with the spider!


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