Add to The Charm of Your Characters

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How to Enrich Your Character Writing

When you are writing your stories or a book, think about the different seasons of your characters’ lives. In life, we have spring, summer, fall, and winter. Add to the charm of your stories by adding the details from each season.

This story looks at a character who has gone through life.  They are experiencing more of the things found in their winter season. See if these details could enrich the lives of the characters you are featuring in your writing.

Your winter season character will have thoughts like:

You know that time has a way of moving quickly. It catches you, not noticing or being unaware of the years that have passed. It seems like yesterday that:

I was young

just married

embarking on my new life with my mate.

AND THEN IT IS WINTER

In a way, it seems like many years ago. I wonder where those years have gone.

I know that I lived through them. I have memories of how it was then and memories of all my hopes, of all my dreams. Here it is, the winter years of my life, and it caught me by surprise. How could this be possible? How did it get here so quickly? Where did all of those years go, and where did my youth go? I remember seeing older people through the years and thinking that those “older people” were years away from me. That the winter season of my life was so far off that, I could not fully imagine what it would look like or be like to arrive there.

Nowadays my friends are retired and getting grey, they move slower, and I see an older person. Some friends are in better shape and worse shape than I am, but I see a significant difference. Their age is starting to show, and we are now the older people that we saw and did not think we would ever see.

Every day now, I find that just taking a shower is a real project for the day! A plan to move on my own free will keep me from falling asleep where I am sitting!

As I enter this winter season of my life, I notice many things.  I am often unprepared for all the aches and pains.  The occasional loss of strength along with the ability to go and do things that I wish I had done. I remember not doing them or just never taking the time!!

Now, I know that the winter has come, a new adventure has begun!

Some regrets or things I could have decided not to do. Some things I have happy memories of doing. Finding some things I still want to do. It’s all in a lifetime.

Each season of your life comes faster than you think it will. Do the things you want to do as soon as you can.

Find a way to add them to your schedule of experiences on your bucket list.

Life goes by fast. So,  say the things you want or need to say. Be in today as

you move forward on your journey.

I hope that your family and friends appreciate and love you.

“Life” is a GIFT to you from you to yourself and others.

Remember: It is Your Health that is Real Wealth.

You may find you ask more questions about “what?” or when?”

You might find you have three sizes of clothes in your closet. 2 of which you will never wear.

“Old” is useful in some things:

Old Songs

Old movies

Old recipes

OLD FRIENDS!!