Character Development

CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT WORKSHEET  I have a screenplay writing workbook that I use sometimes to help me define my characters, but I always wondered who I’d be if I were a character in a book.  So based on some of the character development questions asked in the workbook, I’m going to…

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Picky Reader – 18

Magnolia Wednesdays by Wendy Wax.  Gosh, there’s a lot going on in this novel.  Lots of sub-plots and characters.  All the characters seem to have something to hide.  Secrets, if you will.  I guess ultimately, that’s the theme of the book.  We all have this convenient ability to avoid the…

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Picky Reader discovers Karen Cantwell

Take the Monkeys and Run (A Barbara Marr Murder Mystery) by Karen Cantwell.  I downloaded this to my rarely used Kindle, because it sounded intriguing and it was only 99¢.   The story is told with a sense of humor and a light hand, but I think we all know by…

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Looking Forward

Another Blog-A-Week topic:  (I didn’t save them all, only the ones I found interesting as possible topics.) “What are you looking forward to this year?” The first thing that comes to mind is my daughter’s wedding this fall.  Under her calm exterior I think she’s super-excited.  She’s attended several friends’…

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Picky Reader – 17

Some more books I’ve read recently: Summer Blowout by Claire Cook.  Just a note to myself that I read it. Thirty-something divorced hairdresser interacts with quirky family members while reluctantly allowing Mr. Right to pursue her. Body Language by James W. Hall.  Here is an author I would read again. …

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WHY I BLOG

Courtesty of WordPress’s Post-A-Week campaign, I now have a file full of blog topics.  Sadly, however, my good intentions to post at least once a week have fallen by the wayside since January 1, 2011.  This morning, I have a splitting headache, but bagels and coffee are on the way,…

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Picky Reader – 16

Picky Reader’s recently read books:  Northern Lights by Nora Roberts.  How many books has Nora Roberts written?  A hundred?  A thousand?  So you expect her work to be good.  Great.  Although I’m not a fan of the shorter stuff she does for Harlequin or Silhouette or whoever it is she…

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Picky Reader – 15

God on a Harley by Joan Brady.  This is the second Joan Brady book I’ve read, and maybe ? it’s the first she had published.  It’s a short and simple spiritual fable.  Even if you’re fairly far along on your own spiritual journey, there might be some reminders for you…

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Everyday Poetry -1

Recently, I’ve begun to write poetry.  I don’t know where the inspiration comes from, but Dr. Seuss-like rhyming schemes appear in my head in short, quick bursts.  If I don’t write them down quickly, I forget them.  They are about odd, everyday subjects ranging from the frustration of being a…

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