Embodying Character Series: Creating with Maud

This summer has been a process of rediscovery for me as I tried to dive back into writing after traveling and research for a few months. As readers of this blog know, for the past couple of weeks, I’ve been talking with artists and actors about embodying character. This was so inspiring that it helped me think about new ways of stepping into my character’s 19th century button boots. L.M. Montgomery had started scrapbooking in her late teens. Two of the scrapbooks, known as the Red and the Blue, have been lovingly compiled by Elizabeth Rollins Epperly’s Imagining Read More

Method Writing in February

I’m finishing up an essay this weekend that has been quite challenging for me. I was invited to write about L.M. Montgomery from a writer’s point of view, focusing on how she used writing as therapy, specifically on Rilla of Ingleside and The Blythes are Quoted. And while I won’t go into those details here (you’ll have to read the essay for that, ha!), I stumbled upon something else that I thought would make a good blog post. We often talk as writers about getting into the body of our characters, how they move, observe Read More