This morning was spent in the summer house perusing through The Emotional Craft of Fiction. It’s a fantastic guide for writing by Donald Maass. Skipping ahead I had a sneaky peak at Love thy Neighbor: Decency and Goodness. Maass takes a look at how communities work in fiction and how to avoid creating a polarized world in which the antagonist is evil and the protagonist is good. I aim to work in everyday kindnesses and decency into my novel in order to create a realistic community.

There’s no power in the summer house and very spotty wifi so I took my notebook and pen for a little bit of plotting and scene planning.

Today I wrote 305 words

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