Monday, August 3, 2015

Mailbox Monday: August 3

Mailbox Monday is a meme started by Marcia of To Be Continued. Mailbox Monday is the gathering place for readers to share the books that came in their mailbox during the last week. It now has a permanent home at the Mailbox Monday blog.

Warning: Mailbox Monday can lead to envy, toppling TBR piles, and humongous wish lists.

Would someone please tell me where the summer is going? By this time next month the girls will be in school. How scary is that?

Another busy week in my real estate world: signed up three new buyers and managed several showings. Might have another sale coming soon. Fingers crossed.

This is a book that was gifted to me as a prize from a reading challenge. This concept fascinates me.


Second Editions: Revised with some new material gathered through 13 years of teaching these concepts at writers conferences. ------------- Want to bring characters to life on the page as vividly as fine actors do on the stage or screen? Getting Into Character will give you a whole new way of thinking about your writing. Drawing on the Method Acting theory that theater professionals have used for decades, this in-depth guide explains seven characterization techniques and adapts them for the novelist’s use. You’ll discover concepts that will lead you to understand and communicate the motivation and psychology of all your characters. These highly effective techniques will help you: ~ create characters whose distinctive traits become plot components ~ determine each character’s specific objectives and motivations ~ write natural, meaningful dialogue that moves the story forward ~ endow your characters with three-dimensional emotional lives ~ use character motivation to bring action sequences to exuberant life ~ write convincingly about any character facing any circumstance.

So, what was in your mailbox?

9 comments:

Laurel-Rain Snow said...

I think I read something by Brandilyn Collins...hope you enjoy the book. Thanks for stopping by my blog, and summer is definitely flying by.

readingdate said...

We have two weeks until school starts. It starts earlier and earlier! Enjoy your book and have a great week :)

Mary (Bookfan) said...

Why is it summer goes so much faster than winter?? Good luck with the house sale! And enjoy your book :)

bermudaonion said...

It sounds like the real estate business is going very well!

DeniseF said...

Sounds like you had a great week at work! Good luck with the sale!

Tammy said...

That sounds like a great book! I don't want to become a novelist but I could use some help with writing period. I will see if I can get it at my library! Thanks for sharing. Hope you have a great week!

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Elizabeth said...

Time is going way too fast.

ENJOY the time with your children and what is left of summer and your reading week.

Elizabeth
Silver's Reviews
My Mailbox Monday

Serena said...

Happy reading

Cheryl said...

Appreciate the visit, everyone.

Mary, I really wish winter would go quickly. I'm the kind of person who only needs snow until New Year's Day. Unfortunately, most of our snow comes after that.

Thanks for the good wishes, Denise.

Tammy, I thought it sounded like a unique way to approaching writing.

Thanks again, gang. Hope you had a lovely week.