This blog follows how a romance novel set in the Borders of medieval Scotland is researched, written and hopefully *hopefully* published.

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Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Thought for the Day 3/13/07

Today's "Thought for the Day" is more like an "assignment" for you to consider. Sip some coffee (or something stronger, depending) and try this...

Take 5-10 minutes and read "The Legacy" by Virginia Woolf.

Woolf uses diaries as key props and the main vehicle by which Gilbert learns an unsavory truth or two (about himself and his suddenly dead wife). Without the wife, Angela, ever engaging in direct dialogue with Gilbert in the story's course, the diaries speak for her.

Do you ever use a prop in your writing to express a pivotal point or give a character insight that yields an epiphany? What other way might Woolf have accomplished the same goal in her tale?

Just wondering,
~Saoirse

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