Friday, July 25, 2008

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Writing for Writers #8

My favorite aspect of the His Dark Materials trilogy by Philip Pullman was how every character had an animal familiar who represented some part of their personality. And one of my favorite artists Leonora Carrington said we all have an inner bestiary. So here's a nonfiction exercise: describe your inner bestiary.

Friday, July 4, 2008

Writing for Writers #7

What I like about this painting by Amy Bennett:

is how the viewer is spying on the woman who is spying on her neighbors who are being photographed ...

so write about a spy/voyeur who doesn't know she is being watched.