For the second year in a row we gave out more than 100 treats on Halloween, but also more than 100 books. Some kids actually took a book and didn't bother with the treats. My wife, Susan's version of a nourishing Halloween.
Now this is a peaceful scene! I've noticed a strong correlation between readers and critical thinkers. Grandson Lennox is off to a good start. It will be a few years before he knows to thank his mom, so I will. Thanks, Mom.
Bill Stenson will present a workshop on Building Character in fiction on April 8th on Gabriola Island's festival: Isle of the Arts. Bill Gaston will be presenting a workshop there too! Should be fun.
Recently, Gail Anderson Dargatz suggested I write a short article on story structure for her site. I felt honoured.
Gail has thrilled readers and been an inspiration to so many writers in Canada and beyond that her accomplishments are rarely a secret these days. If, by chance, you haven't been "Dargatzed" then you are lucky in that you have a pleasant and enchanting journey ahead of you. Until you have read A Cure For Death By Lightning and experienced Filthy Billy, you haven't lived. Live a little.
The following is wishful thinking. Only wishful thinking!
Character Study: Half Brothers September 8, 2021