For the Fifth Day of Christmas – Writer Style, I would like you to meet my friend Madelyn March. She is one of my Critique Partners and has been with me since the beginning of my writing journey. A lot of my scenes wouldn’t be what they are today had she not asked me to “tease” out a thought or “show” something instead of telling. I started listening to her gut, long before my own, and I have her to thank for keeping me on track.
She has a wonderful way of showing what makes her character’s tick, which makes sense since her genre is women’s fiction with psychological elements. All of her writing has twists and turns and I love that you end up where you least expect.
Her latest release The Giving House is up for sale now. Here’s a blurb:
The Giving House
Harriet Jareck is dying. Cancer snakes through her brain, eradicating her short-term memory and her ability to recognize faces. It’s not looming death that scares her—she’s had a long life on the farm she loves. What she fears most is dying before she’s been forgiven for her worst sin. She’s dedicated her life to repenting for that sin, but she worries that it’s not enough. She feels called to tell the whole story—every disturbing detail—to seek forgiveness, not knowing who listens or whether she has enough time left in her to finish.