The Pyrenees---Southern France

The Pyrenees---Southern France

Monday, July 18, 2011

Developing a Character--Janet Fitch-Style

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        Janet Fitch, author of best-seller White Oleander and Paint it Black, has her own blog, but today, she's dropped off a special treat for writers. If you go here, you can get her take on developing characters, how she handles writing about dark subjects, how much foreshadowing/background is necessary, third person vs. first person, and much more.

 

 

8 comments:

  1. oOo! Thank you! I love her!

    Hey...have you checked out my gal Kristin Hannah yet? I am addicted to her novels, and have noticed that, in the author blurbs, she is constantly being likened to Jodi Picoult, who I know you like.

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  2. Hi Sioux,
    Thanks for the tip to the link. I love her book White Oleander. Several years ago I met her at a book signing and she was so gracious. I love writers who not only can tell a great story but who also are friendly.
    Donna

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  3. thanks for the tip to the links...
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  4. I Love WHITE OLEANDER! The voice is so powerful. I often recommend the book to my writing students. Thanks for the link, too, Sioux! Write on!

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  5. Great link. I enjoyed that--thanks!

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  6. I remember that White Oleander was so gripping that I read it straight through. I guess I should get it out and read it again. Good books should be read often.

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