LeBron James and Other Famous Characters : An Invitation to Write

The buzz today is all about LeBron.  He is truly a famous character, a flesh-and-blood good guy of the NBA, earning jillions of dollars with a leather ball.  He’s quick, he’s strong, he shares.  He told Jack McCallum of Sports Illustrated: “My mother is my everything. Always has been. Always will be.”                                                  

                                A young man of character we can admire. 

      Makes a Mama proud.

So, you can write a fan letter to LeBron, lots of people do.  But here at Words We Women Write, we invite you to write a letter/poem/plea to a fictional character.   Did you ever fall in love with a fictional character?  Get angry?  Yearn to warn him/her of impending doom?   So have some fun with us –  silly, sorrowful, bossy or mystical –  and write to ( or about) a fictional character from any literary or popular work for adults and children and drop it in our reply box at the end of this post.   

When our writing group was just a bunch of  fresh young pups – some six years ago- our “text” was  Take Joy: A Book for Writers by Jane Yolen ( www.janeyolen.com).   We were of two minds (four, actually) – the  ‘Writing is easy: all you do is sit staring at a blank wall until the drops of blood form on your forehead’  Gene-Fowler -School-of -Thought.   And the other,  Take Joy – with Jane.  It’s a personal choice.  Be ready for happy accident.  We are.

So, Desperate Housescribes, let’s post and get this party started!

                         The gloom of the world is but a shadow,

                         and yet within our reach is joy.  Take joy! 

                                                                                                             -Fra Giovanni