books, Musings

A Talent for Insatiability

I’m re-reading Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale, this time with a close eye on her use of language. Today I’m obsessing over this: “We yearned for the future. How did we learn it, that talent for insatiability?” (3-4) I get the insatiability. In fact, the statement reminds me of John Twelve Hawks’ The Traveler, in which… Read More A Talent for Insatiability

A Day in the Life of a Writer, books, Writing

More on character development

Heroine is giving me grief, so I’m brainstorming, and I’ve gone to my shelves. Thought I’d share the books I’m finding helpful: The authors give detailed descriptions of nine different personality types, with levels of health from 1-10. This is particularly helpful because you can see how a strength can decay into weakness. It includes… Read More More on character development