Thursday, February 21, 2013

Damaged Goods

"See, broken things always have a story, don't they?"
(from Summer Of The Gypsy Moths, by Sara Pennypacker)

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Our main characters are always damaged is some way.
 And as writers, it's up to us to shape their story--to repair their wings, their hearts, their souls.
Grow and shift and change. FLY, SOAR, GLIDE.



So off I go with my scissors and tape and glue.

 HAVE A GOOD WEEK!

(image, image)

15 comments:

Laura Pauling said...

Love the photos. And so true about our characters at times being damaged in some way.

Stina Lindenblatt said...

You always have the best posts, C.

This is so true. Except I have a hard time making my characters only slightly damaged. lol

Christina Lee said...

As your CP, Stina, I'd have to agree. LOL! But that's what makes your stories GREAT!

Tara Tyler said...

why is that? but its true irl too. "oh, yeah? well listen to what happened to me..."
even, "smell this, i think its bad!"

SA Larsenッ said...

These images are quite gripping, especially the first one. Made my heart thump.

Have a great week, too!

Kim Van Sickler said...

Or you might need something stronger like duct tape and bungee cords.

Kim Van Sickler said...

Or you might need to resort to duct tape and bungee cords.

Natalie Aguirre said...

So true. I had a hard time making my characters damaged when I first started out. But I have learned.

Laura Marcella said...

Be careful with those scissors!! Hope you're having a great week, too! :)

DL Hammons said...

Sometimes we have to tear them down before we put them back together! :)

Christina Lee said...

Absolutely, DL!!

Melanie Conklin said...

I love Summer of the Gypsy Moths! Great quote.

Janet Johnson said...

Love this. I'd never thought about it that way, but so true.

And congrats on your agent news! (I have no idea how recent it is, but since I just heard, wanted to congratulate you). :D

Misha Gericke said...

So true. I really have to get back to my characters.

Hm. Better finish up blogging, then. :-)

LostinBelieving said...

Alright, this is a late post, but I absolutely love it when you post posts like these.