Monday (Afternoon) Musings

Here I sit, running late once again, but with a good excuse.  I just finished the classic, Coming of Age in Mississippi by Anne Moody, and I am filled with things I would like to say to the young protagonist of this memoir.  Because of this feeling of a need/desire to communicate with a character in something I’ve read, I would like to provide the venue for you to do the same.

Post here by typing in the reply box a letter, e-mail, or simply address the protagonist of the book you are currently reading.  I am going to set a deadline of January 20th for posting your communication here. If you cannot maneuver the necessities for posting yourself, click on “contact me” and type in your letter/note there, which I will copy and attach to this post.

I am looking forward to you thinking about what you would say to your book’s character in writing.


Author: Rae Longest

This year marks my fiftieth year in AAUW (American Association of University Women). The Alvin chapter was begun in 1947, and as a new, green teacher to Alvin Independent School District, I joined in 1968. In the 80's we began a book group to share our love of reading, books,and fellowship with other women and girls who loved the same. We resurrected the group on-line in September of 2015. Eventually Powerful Women Readers folded as an on-line book club, but I kept the title and turned it into a blog. (See "Introduction,"first blog). This is my first experience at blogging or publishing anything and is becomes more fun with each blog posted. I am currently teaching as an adjunct at The University of Houston Clear Lake. This makes my 28th year there after three years at Alvin Community College and an almost-twenty year career as a classroom teacher with Alvin Independent School District. Reading and writing are "in my blood" just like teaching is. I hope you enjoy the blog.

6 thoughts on “Monday (Afternoon) Musings”

  1. Lord Peter Wimsey, do you realize you are the archetypal good guy of so many novels? You’re multi-talented, independent, self-motivated, beyond the rat race kind of life, and you do good within reasonable limits. Your author, Dorothy Sayers, does well with you in character and plot. On the other hand, when Sayers writes about her female detective, Harriett Vane, Vane seems more real than you do until you come into the stories and take over as the female detective recedes. I supposed that’s the way it was, for many. But I wish you had truly encouraged her to keep the lead.

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  2. I’m delighted you are starting to value yourself, Laura – but I would counsel you to just be a bit more wary around Will… I really can’t believe he is being so profoundly punished for being a bit of an idiot… Either he actually murdered the other guy OR said other guy is very well connected. I’m still waiting to find out, of course… (TERMINAL REGRESSION by Mallory Hill)

    I think this is cracking idea, by the way:)

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    1. Thank you, Dear Friend, for participating! I can always count on you. I was going through some old writing prompts, with my Advanced Writing and Kiddie Classes both in mind, and I thought, “Why not?” I am hoping for more and will add my own before the deadline of the 20th. I am so busy I am bumping into myself on my way to places!

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