Sunday, October 31, 2010

What's Up the Street For Next Week?

Characters!


Seen very many this weekend? Okay, I’m not talking about the ones who live in your house on a daily basis, I mean the ones coming to the door in the autumn ritual of peddling for candy :-)

It’s nothing new to me – and if you’re around kids, dressing up is a daily affair. I mean, where would little boys be without capes? Where would little girls be without tiara’s and ‘clappy’ shoes?

Oh, and let me just tell you, kids aren’t the ONLY ones who love ‘becoming someone else.’ Adults can have just as much fun – putting on their own disguises.

Isn’t that one of the things we do as authors? ‘Become’ other people? We may or may not use masks, but the heart of it still applies. We ‘dress up’ as our characters, so to speak, and travel about imaginary worlds – then come back to describe them to people in this world. :-)

Around my house costumes, cardboard, and capes are daily essentials….as you can probably see.

And why not?

Creativity breeds inspiration, and visa versa :-)

Of course, as authors, we know that sometimes our characters do things we don’t expect…just like kids do. So – what’s been your favorite costume? Do you have one?

Leave a comment and we’ll place you in the drawing for Steven James’ newest thriller, The Bishop…page turner and MAJORLY intense.

Winner of Wanda Brunstetter’s novel, Betsy’s Return is Mosi Esme. Congrats – send your snail mail to pepperbasham(at)yahoo(dot)com.

Now, what’s going on next week?

Monday – A picture’s worth a thousand words? Hmmm…Start the week off with Angie as she talks about Creating Word Pictures

Tuesday – Ready to learn more about Storyboarding…and affordable storyboarding at that?!? Stop by for Julia’s post called Storyboarding on a Shoestring: FREE & Cheap Software Options

Wednesday – Step into Sarah’s world with her post How a CPA Writes a Novel (Because I Know You're DYING to Know!)

Thursday - Bad guys? You want talk about bad guys? Well, Wendy isn’t afraid. Join her today for her post called Who’s Afraid of the Big, Bad Wolf

Friday - Cindy's post for next week is about Secondary Characters - Side-Kicks, Friends/Family, and Recipes for Conflict

Did anyone else see the Followers count? 190!!! 10 more and it’s PARTY TIME!!!

Speaking of parties – The Alley ShopKeepers have a birthday today. Give a shout out to Wendy!!! Happy Birthday, Wendy. In honor of your birthday, we’re serving your choice of German Chocolate Cake, Chocolate swirl Cheesecake, or Chocolate Chip Cookie Pizza.

Any or all can be served with ice cream…and a smile.

Newstand

Oh boy, check out Mary’s news.
Mondays during the month of Novelmber, Mary has some special guests on her blog. Check out her wonderful lineup!
Paul McCusker, 11/8,
Lori Scott, 11/15,
Chris Fabry, 11/22;
Bryan Davis, 11/29.
Come read their Thanksgiving stories.

Also, Cindy has a giveaway of a contemporary Christian romance novel (a choice of one of three) on her blog, Stop over by Thursday for your chance to win.
Pepper’s blog, Words Seasoned With Salt, features authors Margaret Daley, Erica Vetsch, and Siri Mitchell. Stop by and find out what they have to say about ‘Falling in Love’.

Enjoy creating and being a character! We are all certainly created for a purpose.

As Hazeem from Robin Hood: Prince of Theives says, “God likes great variety.”

11 comments:

Sherrinda said...

Looks like a great week coming up!

And HAPPY BIRTHDAY WENDY!!!!!!!!!!! Enjoy the chocolate! :)

Julia M. Reffner said...

Happy birthday, Wendy!! Lots coming up this week.

In honor of dressing up, I'm thinking of the workshop we listened to last night by Deb Raney where she was talking about imagining ourselves physically getting into our characters skin. Scary costumes indeed, at times.

Supamom said...

Happy Birthday, Wendy! Looking forward to next week's lineup...sounds so good! :)
Angie

Casey said...

Happy birthday Wendy!!!! Hope you are having a great day and your family is full of surprises. :)

LOVE that photo of you Pep. :)

Pepper Basham said...

Julia,
I'm with you on that. AHHH! Sometimes it's spooky fun getting into my villians' heads...other times... ARGH :-)

Pepper Basham said...

Thanks, Case.
My Titanic look ;-)

Mary Vee said...

Fun times this week:)
Happy birthday, Wendy.
Let's indulge with the German Chocolate cake. I have my grandmother's recipe. Delicious!

Ralene said...

Happy Birthday, Wendy! I hope it was fabulous. I'll have a piece of cake in your honor. :)

My fav costume? Well, one year I was a geanie...I granted wishes all day. lol...

Sarah Forgrave said...

Chocolate chip pizza? My taste buds are dancing.

Happy birthday to Wendy!

Wendy Paine Miller said...

Oh my goodness! How did I miss all these birthday wishes until now. God knows I must have needed them at this exact moment.

How cool, guys! Thanks so much and yum! Chocolate cake!

~ Wendy

karenk said...

happy birthday wendy...loved the halloween pictures :)

karenk
kmkuka at yahoo dot com