Mannequin Monday – Take Me Somewhere…
I’ve never been to the catacombs of Paris. Never come face to face with the roots of Irish humor. But on this Mannequin Monday books take me where I have never been. Elle Marr, Tana French…
Words don’t simply clothe a blank form. They transport the viewer.
And an excerpt from my next book
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Mannequin Monday – Here’s Joe Cool…
Here’s Joe Cool, appearing in the first Mannequin Monday blog post of the new year. This week, an insightful article from
The Atlantic on Charles Schulz’s character Snoopy. Snoopy, “realizing that he’s tired and cold and lonely and that it’s suppertime.”
And, as always, a writing exercise of my own.
Mannequin Monday – A Frozen Moment in Time
Disability awareness and inclusion clothe our mannequin this week. We examine how comics in particular have expanded to include who we are collectively.
The focus is on
The Silver Scorpion, written by Ron Marz.
And I offer a character sketch on a teen with limb difference.
Mannequin Monday – Be Still
Turn down the volume and listen to the silence. Mannequin Monday brings us a note of quiet this week. Drape the form in soft fabric. In words that rise out of the silence in our hearts. A moment of stillness.
A few words from a biblical psalm help us be still.
As always, a lighthearted story of my own.
Mannequin Monday – Nocturnes
This week our mannequin is clothed with words and draped with sound.
The verbal focus is
Nocturnes: Five Stories of Music and Nightfall. The auditory note comes from jazz vocalist Veronica Swift.
And I again offer a bit of my own writing: “The Necklace.”
Mannequin Monday – What I’m Not Reading
We don’t always like the first outfit we try on. The same holds true for dressing our mannequin with words. The first words don’t always suit our taste.
This Mannequin Monday I talk about books I have not finished.
And, as always, I offer you a bit of my own writing, this time the opening chapter from the draft of my next story.
Thanks for joining me this week. And enjoy your holiday.
Mannequin Monday – The Prison She Built For Herself
“Write hard and clear about what hurts.” Advice from Ernest Hemingway. Looking this week for the hurt in our story. The hurt in our characters. The hurt masked by our mannequin’s facade.
I am reading
Under a Gilded Moon, historical fiction set in North Carolina in the time of the Vanderbilts.
And I offer a character sketch for Tessa Warren from book two in my Film Crew series. Welcome to another Mannequin Monday!