Are you reading The Hunger Games? Remember we start on Monday discussing Chapters 1-9, “The Tributes.” This covers how the Hunger Games came to be, how the contestants are selected, and what happens to the tributes along the way to The Arena. Should be interesting.
I’m also noodling a post or two on Characterization vs. Caricature when it comes to Austen fiction. It’s simple to depend on the basic lists of qualities and weaknesses of Austen’s heroes and heroines. But that’s not enough. Readers deserve full-bodied characterization that begins with the foundation Austen gave us and builds living, breathing people. And frankly, it’s dull writing cardboard cut-outs.
Since Husband and I will be on our own for the 4th, we will try to sneak in a movie. Any recommendations?
Off now to write. The goal is 2000 words a day. Last week I got 6000. Hoping for more this week.
Take care–Susan Kaye