10 bits of blizzard therapy from Laura Ingalls Wilder’s The Long Winter (WBUR’s CommonHealth Blog)
From the post:
But “The Long Winter” offers, I would argue, the best of all antidotes to feelings that this is a horrible, awful, nasty winter. The trick is to compare our current winter woes not to our usual milder weather but to a dire prairie winter: the kind of winter when young Laura would wake, shivering, to a frigid house buffeted by blizzard, spend the dreary day twisting hay for heat and grinding wheat for the coarse brown bread that was her family’s last remaining food, crawl back into a cold bed and shiver until the shivering itself made her warm enough to fall asleep.
The Path to Deepening Your Protagonist (WritinGeekery)
A detailed roadmap to using your character’s flaws to create a richer reading experience for your readers.
Picking a Juicy Secret to Jazz up your Character (WritinGeekery)
How you can use secrets, big or small, to strengthen your narrative.
(Can anyone else tell I’m thinking about characterization this week?)
Why my new book bombed (The Incompetent Writer)
A post about someone else’s post, but with analysis that I found to be even more helpful than the original post. Confused yet?
- Examining Failure: Why my new book bombed (Brett Kelly)