So that brings me to my topic of today, using animals in writing.
|My Writing Buddy, Faith|
In my second published book, SILENCE, I have a stray cat with baby kittens that bonds with my main character Hayden through his calm and gentle demeanor. It is through the actions of a stray animal that trusts Hayden that I show the reader who Hayden is as a person.
In my upcoming MG series release, RUBY STARR, I have introduced a pair of lovable but chaotic Labradoodles who cause a lot of mischief and create humor for the main character, Ruby.
I love animals, so writing about them is something that I greatly enjoy, but I also think relating to animals adds another dimension to the depiction of a character. Interacting with pets demonstrates compassion or fear or perhaps even cruelty. So in honor of my Valentine Faith, see what animals you can add into your work today.
Happy Valentine's Day!