Remember that Colorado trip we had to miss in May? Well, we rebooked our tickets for next week and we’re trying again. So far, we’re all healthy and praying we stay that way. We’re looking forward to some time off with family, just hanging out and playing with our kiddos. We’ll probably take Jodi on her first trip to the zoo!
One of the things I love most about being a mom is experiencing life all over again through Jodi’s eyes and realizing that to her just about everything is new and wonderful and fun. Doug and I could go to the zoo and enjoy looking around, but we certainly wouldn’t say things like “Look at the stripes on that zebra! Does that lion look like a big kitty? Those monkeys are crazy, aren't they?” to each other. But we’ll say them over and over in high-pitched, silly voices to our daughter, just to glimpse the sheer wonder and excitement in her eyes.
As writers, you’re constantly trying to experience and portray life through the eyes of others. And your readers can tell if you “know” your characters well or not. How do you research your characters? What’s the best book about characterization you’ve read? What’s the most difficult character POV you’ve ever written? Post a comment and share with us.
Have a great weekend and upcoming week. I’ll be back to the blog on July 11th.