I’ve been plotting out my NaNo novel (as one does), and during the process realized that my main character is someone I already know.
Let me backtrack: I have a great fondness for writing sequels. 188 more words
Characters are all-important. Seriously. If there is a book with a weak plot, unoriginal voice, or cheesy dialogue, I will still plug through it if there are good characters. 392 more words
How a Minor Character Controls the Story’s Action: Jane Austen’s Use of George Wickham
Previously, on Austenesque Extravganza, I interviewed our favorite bad boy, Mr. George Wickham. 1,272 more words
R.J. Palacio’s Wonder was a pretty good book. It’s a fictional account of a boy named August “Auggie” Pullman who has a facial abnormality. I would have called it a deformity, but the characters in the book seem offended by the word, and I don’t know the author’s relationship with people who have facial abnormalities. 277 more words
I’d like to say, dear readers, I wish you were all here so I could share some of this delicious hot apple cider I’ve mixed with Maker’s Mark, but I’m also a terribly selfish person and I don’t think Jason would approve of me having a ton of strangers in his house for no reason other than sharing my booze. 792 more words