May your holidays bring you creative projects that shine bright and steady,
Inspiration for your stories that spring from your heart
And big surges of mastery of our craft
Writers read, read, and read some more. Right? We read anywhere. Books and all those words feed our thirsty creative sensibilities.
My holiday gift to you all is a gentle suggestion. You might want to read or re-read Charles Dicken’s A Christmas Carol. Not just for the deliciousness of it. But read it as a writer.
What details did Dickens choose to evoke Scrooge’s extreme miserliness? His scoffing at the ghosts and then his terror? His newly discovered love-filled heart?
How did Dickens put his words together? Bring us into Victorian England?
HOW DID HE CREATE HIS MAGIC?
Many sparkles for 2014 to all of you,