Today I thought it would be fun to discuss some of the hobbies and crafts that we've seen in some of our favorite books.
Hobbies and crafts are a great way that authors make their characters real and relatable. There are so many things that a hobby or craft can paint on a page. (Pun intended.) For example, who wouldn't love a hero loves sword fighting and wood carving? These interests tell us so much about the character.
Here's a few of my favorites, but be sure to chime in too!
The Apostle Peter in the Bible: FishingPeter LOVED fishing. He did it for a living, and later for fun. I jumped in his boat in book 3 of my Days of Messiah series by placing the main character, Malon, with him as he fished for tax money as Jesus told him.
Charlotte from Gentleman of Her Dreams by Jen Turano: DIY and Restoration ProjectsA key scene in the book is when Charlotte and Henry take an old boat that she has "restored" herself out onto the bay. It ends in disaster, of course, not too unlike some of my Pinterest projects. LOL.
Check out her book here.
Elinor from Sense and Sensibility by Jane AustenRemember Elinor's love for painting and art? The way her hobby reflected the steady and level-headed, yet deeply feeling lady?
We'd also like to cordially invite you to join us for an Easter Facebook Party THIS FRIDAY March 24th!
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Here’s the schedule for the authors who are participating:
6:00 pm Tamera Lynn Kraft
6:30 pm Jericha Kingston
7:00 pm Joan Leotta
7:30 pm Darlene Franklin
8:00 pm Wanda Porter
8:30 pm Amber Schamel