One of the key components to a well-developed story is the setting. It's important because it informs our characters and plot. What does your character's home look like? What does she see each day on her way to work or school? Imagine The Great Gatsby's loss of the American dream without the over indulgent New… Continue reading This is Where you are
I wanted to like this book, I really did. I read it because I once took a class in Seattle with the author, Maria Semple, and I thought she was great and so was the class (it was a workshop on humor writing). Semple has an impressive pedigree, what with sharpening her humor writing skills… Continue reading Book Report: Where’d You Go, Bernadette?