What if your characters aren’t characters at all—after all, we all know “Veggie Tales,” where vegetables talk. The next time you open a closet listen to what your shoes are saying to you. Or maybe it’s the coat you haven’t worn since last season. Possibly something speaks from the far reaches of your closet. Does your item have a name? Can the dialogue show age, race or gender?
And I’m still writing non-fiction, but the exercise reminds me of the puppet scripts I wrote for years ago. Everything from a tennis racket to a mop carried on vivid conversations and taught scripture, too.
Still lionhearted, Kat
Katherine J. Crawford, author of Capsules of Hope: Survival Guide for Caregivers, is published in sixteen compilations and numerous articles. Known as the Lionhearted Kat, she resides in Omaha, Nebraska. Visit Kat’s website lionheartedkat.com.Read her journal through breast cancer and the loss of her husband: www.caringgiver/visit/org.
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