Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Writing - Inner Voice

Writing - In connecting with a character, I sometimes write in his/her inner voice. This would never make it into a book, but it's my way of giving the character an internal life. This takes place during a turning point in the story:

"The sound… a breeze and a blanket at the same time, holding me close. I still can't stop crying, but this time it's because I know I'm not alone. Before I even turn my head, I can feel the music pulling me. A song I've never sung or heard, but has always been inside me. Deep in the heart of a half remembered dream. I know you. Please show me your face. In return, I will show you everything I have left in my heart."

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Birds of a Feather Episode 3

I recently got back from a short trip to Maui and was able to spend some time with adorable critters, amphibious and mammal alike. If you look closely, you will spot a bird called the Java Finch. This is third candidate for my bird spirit!