hey FFFers - wow, has it really been since Feb. that I've posted? I've totally lost my sense of time and I'm sorry. Life has been really hectic lately. I kept thinking about my blog, but did not get around to posting anything.
We last left off talking about characters. This is a good place for me right now. See, I entered Fairyeater in the ACFW Genesis contest. I did not make the semi-final round, but got some good notes. The judges spoke mostly about character development for my main character, Akeela.
Then one of the members of my writer's group read through the manuscript again and suggested a couple of MAJOR revisions to the plot.
I'll bel showing Fairyeater at the Colorado conference in May and don't have time to totally rewrite my grand, epic fantasy adventure. But I need to do something. What's a writer to do?
Let's keep talking about character development. What makes a flat character? A stereo-typical character? And how can you rescue them? I look forward to your input.
If you're a Christian who writes fantasy, is thinking about writing fantasy or wonders if a Christian should even enjoy fantasy, this is the place to talk about it.
I'll be introducing a topic or question once a week (or maybe two weeks) for discussion. So, thanks for stopping by. I'm looking foward to some good conversation.
Meet the Artist
The header of Fairies, Fantasy, and Faith is the orginial artwork of illustrator, Kim Sponaugle. Kim has illustrated more than 20 children's books. Her bright, colorful style and delightful expressions give her illustrations warmth and whimsey. Kim has a gift to be able to capture the essence of a story and enhance it with her illustrations. She is fun to work with, easy to talk to and willing to help brainstorm every part of the artwork process. See more of Kim's artwork at http://www.picturekitchenstudio.com/
I'm a former home-schooling mom.
I have three children, two grandchildren and one husband.
I was born on Valentine's Day.
Besides writing and reading, I enjoy cooking, quilting, gardening and wine tasting.
I've met boxing legend, Joe Frazier and bestselling author, Frank Peretti.
My favorite place to be is the Jersey shore.
I once touched a tarantula. Once.
I have no desire, whatsoever, to bungee jump.
I'm a fabriholic.
I've read The Lord of the Rings twelve times.
Every fantasy author needs a magical place to relax, think and dream. I'm building a Fairy Garden in my back yard and will be posting pictures and information as I go. To follow the progress of my Fairy Garden ... Click here
Fantasy Photo Friday
Fantasy sites are everywhere! Do you have any pictures that reflect fantasy? Fairy rings, troll caves, magical scenes ... email them to me at firstname.lastname@example.org with a description and I'll post them on Fridays. Click here to view the pictures.