Friday, September 24, 2010
Writing Characters & Foto Friday
I'm on Elana Johnson's blog hop today.
I've pictured a house just like this in so many books I've read.
Does this house remind you of a book you've read?
I think an interesting story is when one of the characters is an inanimate object, like, say, a house. To pull off that creativity, as with any character, the author has to write a strong voice. There aren't pictures in most of the books I read (except Calvin & Hobbes), so the voice is what sets the characters apart the most. Sometimes, without even seeing the name, I "hear" the character by the way they are talking or the slang they use, even if it's a house speaking.
What voice would you give this house?