Two short posts tonight.
LOOKING ON THE BRIGHT SIDE
Looking on the bright side is not an easy thing to do at times. And those that can manage it can, at times, unwittingly irritate the hell out of those who can’t! I discuss certain phrases that characters might use to “cheer up” others as well.
THIS WORLD AND OTHERS
I discuss using character traits in this post. When I create a new character, I start off by asking myself what the dominant trait is going to be and take things from there. I sometimes cross traits too.
General chat about the humidity in my part of Hampshire right now (the dog and I are not liking it!) but I also ask about weather in fiction. My main thought was of Dorothy’s literal whirlwind arrival in Oz but if you can think of other examples of the weather playing a major role in fiction, do say!