In an hour I'll be leaving for my bi-monthly writers' group. This time the passages I will read are a little bit different. When I write, I try to take on the mindset of the character so that what I'm having him say or do is appropriate for that person with his or her particular personality. If I can't get into that persona, it just reads like a writer telling a story.
For a while I don't plan to go back to that twisted killer mentality. I think I'll spend a little time extending a hand to a kid I know. She's stuck in a tough situation, and maybe a hand is all she'll need to climb out. And if not, maybe she'll remember someone tried.
Sunday, August 22, 2010
Wednesday, August 4, 2010
As I mentioned in my last blog entry, I've been training to be a Guardian ad Litem. In classes, we discussed what is called the Minimum Sufficient Level of Care. The term means, in case you don't know, the basic needs of the child are met in the home. In other words, children will typically be left in a home that offers adequate and essentially safe food, shelter, clothing, and faciliities for personal hygiene.
Posted by Connie Hullander at 9:45 PM