Tag: characterization

It’s all about perspective

It’s all about perspective

I’ve been thinking today about who we are when we write — and I don’t mean how we view ourselves as people, but who we are as storytellers — because when we write, we can do so from many different perspectives. Depending on what we’re writing about, we can be whomever we want to be.  We can be the victim,…

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Writing with photographs, part two

Writing with photographs, part two

In last week’s post on Writing with Photographs, we talked about ways to look at photographs—how to systematically examine the photograph’s physical characteristics, inventory the image, listen for the story the picture has to tell and answer the basic who-what-where-when-why-how questions. Now, let’s focus our attention on what to do with the information gleaned from the study of our photographs.…

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A Sense of Place

A Sense of Place

Last week Bob and I spent a few days at the beach in conjunction with a talk I gave to members of the Amelia Island Genealogical Society. (To view photos of this event, click here.) We relaxed and spent time with our good friend Liam, and by slowing down and experiencing a new place, I was reminded of how important…

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Full speed ahead

Full speed ahead

Preparation for the Writing the Waves cruise in May 2013 is traveling full speed ahead with people reserving their spots at the writing table and selecting from the best cabins available. Don’t miss the boat. (Sorry about all the nautical puns. I couldn’t help myself.) If you’d like to know more about the cruise and get all your questions answered,…

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In my mother’s closet

In my mother’s closet

Bob and I are in South Louisiana visiting my parents and other family members this week. In the room where we’re staying, my mother has a large, walk-in closet which holds a lifetime of memories. Each piece on those shelves has a story, and the fact it has survived all these years confirms its importance to my mother. It made…

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