Just a few recent letters to my characters prompted by scenes I am playing around with at the moment.
Dear Plant Kid,
I fell in love with you all over again when you found the gopher snake. Of course Gran wasn’t nearly as pleased as me. Did you find it yet?
You may have just been trumped by a dead sister but it’s a temporary situation I’m sure. I suggest you stay where you are for the time being. I know it’s not the home of your heart but you’re safer there and that makes it easier for your boy when he does what he has to do next.
Dear Sister #1,
I thought what you did that night was his choice, not yours. You’re not who I thought you were and that makes you a very interesting character. I don’t like you as much as I did when we started this journey, but that’s okay. I don’t have to like you, I just have to believe you. And I do.
Dear Sister #2,
You’re the strong one. I know it doesn’t feel that way at the moment but I can already tell you are the strongest of the pair of you. It’s not just what you’ve had to endure, although that has certainly added to your strength. You’re also very talented but I wish you wouldn’t hide your talent in those books. It’s okay to share.
Cheering – for you, for your characters, for their stories, and these letters! 🙂
Thank you. I am forcing these but it is a few baby steps of progress.
Now I’m going to go play with my friend Art. 🙂
So glad I can make you curious. That’s half the battle, right? The character letters are kinda sorta my way of plotting. Very, very rough plotting. It’s my weak point.
That particular story that caught you attention is so emotionally churning that I can only work on it in tiny bits and pieces.