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Friday, April 30, 2010
Thursday, April 29, 2010
Wednesday, April 28, 2010
Okay, where was I? All that testosterone has me wandering from my subject -- a question that arises now and again on Internet writers' forums -- how does a writer write from the point of view of the opposite sex and do it well and believably?
Since I struggle with this now and then, I pay attention to the suggestions that I see offered.
Below are some that I think actually work fairly well. I'd love to hear opinions -- especially from those of the male persuasion.
DISCLAIMER: I know that these are generalizations. And I know that all generalizations are false -- including this one.
Have the character focus on one thing at a time -- men don't generally multi-task or multi-think in the way that women do.
I only half agree with this one -- most good fictional males have baggage; they just don't talk about it till it's wrung out of them under extreme stress. The 'strong, silent ' types, in other words.
Don't apologize, fret, or worry; just do.
Being Rambo means never having to say you're sorry.
Tuesday, April 27, 2010
The armed man was not in law enforcement. When he got out of the car, he was listening to a handheld scanner and radio that had a remote earpiece. Police said he was monitoring local agencies and had formulas for rifle scopes on a note in his cup holder.
For the story I read, go HERE.
Monday, April 26, 2010
Kate took a look at Hannah and decided Something was Up -- of which she wanted no part. We begin to wonder if tranquilizers were going to be necessary -- or a dart gun.
Kate landed one solid kick -- on the wall of the stall, thank goodness -- and the whole operation was accomplished without injury.
Sunday, April 25, 2010
And speaking of grazing . . . the Obamas, who are vacationing in Asheville this weekend, made an excellent choice for good barbecue . . . they also went hiking . . . I keep wishing they'd stop by and set a spell on the porch.
Saturday, April 24, 2010
I have, stored away in a chest, my grandmother's wedding dress. One of her wedding slippers is on display in a cabinet of family treasures.
And I have her Bride's Book -- a true treasure! From its pages I learn that Ruby and Huborn first met on November 23, 1912 and that they were engaged on June 25, 1914.
And the First Baptist Church of Troy, decked out for the occasion . . .
But my favorites are the pages with descriptions of her trousseau -- complete with swatches!
Gowns for every occasion . . .
Go HERE for more Sepia Saturday posts.
Friday, April 23, 2010
Walk a Mile in Her Shoes -- The International Men's March to Stop Rape, Sexual Assault and Gender Violence has come to the Asheville area. And while the intent is excellent, somehow the idea of men staggering along in high heels seems to me to send a mixed message.
Thursday, April 22, 2010
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
This row of beds above has benefited from the helpful biddies in the chicken tractor which was carefully constructed by John to fit the beds. The girls eat the weeds and weed seeds and bugs and leave behind a bit of high powered fertilizer.
The swallowtail butterflies were knee-deep in the thrift. (Do butterflies have knees? Allegedly, bees do.)
Such beauties -- they seemed almost drunk on all that nectar!