Thursday, June 18, 2009

Keeping Hearth & Home

Monsoon Rain now has 20,000 words. I had planned to write more today, but I had a terrible time sneaking Denton out of the temple under the noses of seven priests. I'm sure you know the best way to sneak out. Act as though you are supposed to be there. Poor Denton didn't know that, though, and together we went through a bit of heartburn.

I have a new source of inspiration for Rosette. My friend, Henry Osier, sent me a most amusing book, Keeping Hearth & Home in Old Ohio: a Practical Primer for Daily Living. I've only had a chance to read a few pages, since I didn't make my quota today, but it appears to detail a very Victorian outlook on life. Rosette comes from a rather Victorian society. I believe this primer will help me ground Rosette's viewpoint.

What sources do you use to give depth to your characters?

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