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Writing Skills Book Review of Creative Characterization by Jan Morrill

August 14th, 2015

Having taken Jan Morrill’s live workshop on creative characterization, I was thrilled when I saw the announcement that she had made a print (and Kindle) workbook to accompany it. Creative Characterization by Jan Morrill  In Creative Characterization, award-winning author Jan Morrill discusses six different methods she uses to develop characters such as those in her historical fiction, The Red Kimono: • Interviewing • Describing Photos and Paintings • Writing Letters • Writing in a Different Point of View • Accessing Character’s Inner Child • Internalization The exercises... Read More

Book Review of Historical Fiction Novel The Red Kimono by Jan Morrill

May 19th, 2015

Welcome back to another Write On Purpose book review. Each week, I review a well-written book, highlighting what makes it good from the reader’s perspective and what writing skills and techniques make it an irresistible read. Thus, each review serves both writers and readers. Author Jan Morrill’s first novel weaves great storytelling, thorough research, and her mother’s experiences in a Japanese internment camp during World War II into this novel about the power of hatred and perception. Read more about the book. The Red Kimono by Jan Morrill From the Inside Flap In 1941, racial... Read More