05.03.20

Inspired by Adversity

Posted in COVID-19, Life in general, On writing, Writers at 5:31 pm by Marion

Fiction Daily is taking an extended break while I work on a new novel – The Zone 9 Trilogy.

In the meantime, Eugene Downs, my friend and fellow writer, has begun to write about the lives of fictional characters as it relates to our current pandemic, with the loss of life, income, and connection we are experiencing.

Gene is one of the most widely-read people I know. He is knowledgeable and insightful about all aspects of fiction, and hundreds of writers as well.

Treat yourself by visiting his LinkedIn page and watching for his posts. Here’s an excerpt and a link –

This is the first in a series of periodic postings about insights and Inspirations gleaned from my recent fiction reading.

“Here is a beautiful passage from Chapter 54 of “Martin Chuzzlewit,” by Charles Dickens. The speaker is the ironically named Mercy “Merry” Pecksniff, explaining how adversity has transformed her from a selfish, spoiled young lady into a thoughtful, caring woman:”

Read more on his LinkedIn page at this link.