The first: Writer’s Guide to Character Traits second edition by Linda N. Edelstein, Ph.D. Many years ago when I first started blogging, I somehow got it into my head that if it wasn’t in the stars for me to write the ‘Great American Novel’ I would write something close to it. So, I spent some cash that I didn’t have over the next few months and made weekend trips to my local Barnes & Noble. Since I needed to work on fleshing out my characters in my new story that never got off the ground, I thought that this would be a good place to start. This was the first in an almost monthly progression of book buying. In fact, it has been so long since I last cracked this open that I can’t pinpoint or highlight any section to convey that is any more important than an other. Suffice to say, flip open to any page, and you’re already on your way to building living, breathing, honest to goodness characters.
I am prone to ramble and I’m okay with that. I’m in no hurry to offer another Top 10 List into the blogosphere, and I have nothing tangible to sell. All I have is my words. Right now, my words are going to have to be put to better use.
Something happened to me last week. It was nothing life changing or detrimental to my existence. It was something rather mundane, I would imagine, to anyone else. To me though, it was rather significant, and instead of recounting what happened word for word and probably making up half of it for content sake, I decided to interpret it into fiction. I have no idea how it will turn out so I can’t promise anything. It’s still in its embryonic state, it’s still a zygote. I have another rant in me, maybe an other observance to make sure that my fingers are still nimble, but I need to stretch out beyond rambling about nothing for a little bit and put my Fiction Writer Hat for a little bit.
Light in the Woods