Friday, September 6, 2013

For Writers: This Week's Question

My grandson likes to observe bugs in the grass. Such wonder and curiosity at age three!

As writers we seek to foster a similar wonder and curiosity about life and people around us. 
After all, such glimpses may inspire our next novel.

Thus, observation is a skill writers work to perfect. 
With that in mind, what observations have you recently made about a current character?

Your answer can include anything from the good, the bad, and/or the ugly. We writers know that to portray a round character, we need to show a bit of all those things. 

So, let's have some fun . . . 

What has your character revealed about her/himself lately?


Mary Harwell Sayler said...

Thanks, Eileen. Poets and writers often think they must be highly imaginative, but being highly observant makes good writing excel.

Eileen Rife said...

So true, Mary. I show my writing students how observation is key to many different disciplines, i.e. writing, science, art, music, and Bible study.

Observation eventually leads to interpretation which then leads to application on the page, on the canvas, or in life.

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