I recently was walking in the park and took a picture of a tree that I was calling a pterodactyl tree because, well because it just reminded me of one with the pointy head. Well, I was so surprised, charmed, amused and enlightened to read what others thought it looked like. Dragons, eagles, flying Griffiths,Continue reading “Images”
I finished the third Madeleine L’Engle book last night. This one was called “A Swiftly Tilting Planet” and had rich symbolism and intertwining of biblical ideas and historical literature and fantasy once again. In this book Charles Wallace, one of the main characters travels back and forth in time and between planets in order toContinue reading “One small point of love, sanity and common sense in a swiftly tilting world”
I just read an article about branding- what is at the heart of your writing, that got me to thinking. If I look at some of my latest writings I think I would say: My Brand- Family Seasons is about a family and how their faith grows through their trials and struggles throughout the generationsContinue reading “My Brand”
A friend posted about her daffodils today and that got me to thinking. Years ago, when we first bought our house the people before us had planted daffodils. I tried many things to get rid of them when they started to overrun the steps down to the driveway. I dug them up, threw them inContinue reading “Be like the Daffodils”
I’ve been thinking a lot about Place and Space and our interactions with things and others now that we have been told to self-isolate as much as possible. I miss the freedom to go and do what I want, but since I am asthmatic, I am staying in. Fortunately, I have a lot of projectsContinue reading “Geosemiotics and Covid-19”
Remember- words are how you show characterization in writing, in drawing the clothes and stance of a character become the words and action that portrays your character. What do you think?
via Characters taking control of the plot and sexual tension in historical inspiration novels- can it happen?
I’ve always had a vivid imagination. I guess that is why I like to read and now, to write. Yesterday I was working on the fourth part of my family sage, Matty’s Summer, when suddenly a romance I hadn’t really thought about bloomed right before my eyes. Apparently two of my characters had their ownContinue reading “Characters taking control of the plot and sexual tension in historical inspiration novels- can it happen?”
Last year my older son mentioned he had been telling his daughter about my children’s books I had written, drawn and made for him and his brother when they were little. I was surprised he remembered and it touched my heart. This fall I decided to look for the manuscripts (I found one finished, theContinue reading “Unearthing old manuscripts and bringing them to life”
Well, I started out thinking I’d get a lot of my fourth section of my novel done. I’ve gotten at least half of it done, changed the title a little (it’s now Matty’s Autumn instead of Summer) and have an idea of the direction I am going to take with the last section of theContinue reading “Random thoughts on my November & December writing”