Maybe you’ve heard that NPR has this nifty new series–In Character. You get to write a short essay about why a certain American character in fiction is important to you–and why that character should be important to the rest of us. If they like your piece, they’ll post your essay on the site, and if they really like it, they’ll do a radio segment on your choice.
I wrote about Dorothy Gale from The Wizard of Oz, and if you love the idea of being whisked away as much as I do, please give it a read. They did, by the by, edited out a few lines, but such are the word count requirements. Shame though–it makes a few spots sound choppier to me. But I’m still pleased.
Oh, and if you do write something, let me know.