Saturday, November 15, 2008

Marking time in your writing


I love fall, I love orange pumpkins and red maple leaves. I have a permanent display of pumpkins in my kitchen. When the weather turns cold I retreat to my kitchen and begin to bake cookies cakes pies and bread. I love wearing long skirts and sweaters. Those things I can't do in the summer because it is too hot. I love to buy holliday baking supplies and orange sprinkles. This year I found orange glitter frosting on clearance and I am going to bake pumpkin shaped sugar cookies for my kids to decorate.

My love of fall transfers into my books and has become my main characters favorite season too. It has become the "marker of time" in my series. Life changing things happen on or around Halloween, the family gathers for Thanksgiving and Christmas and you as a reader know that another year has passed for the Standing family.

I can't think of a better way to inform my reader of the passage of time in my books.

4 comments:

Rukia said...

how very odd to find your blog in "white"! No pink? No blue? It feels so exposed!

:)

Noble M Standing said...

Oh no, you didn't see the number on the title header. . . :) love you.

Ronda Hinrichsen said...

Your blog makes me smile because I've found that my love for Christmas has crept into much of my writing. I guess the saying is true, "we write what we know" and love and cling to.

Noble M Standing said...

I totally agree with you on 90% of what I write. Except my MC is an assassin and I have never been an assassin. It has been an interesting if not disturbing book to think out the hits and then write them. Definitely a post subject.
Michelle