ARTIST SPOTLIGHT: Actress switches gears
When Rebecca Morales was a child, her father gave her a large book that contained several classic novels. Undaunted, she poured through the pages one at a time, not fully understanding all of the words. She was completely entranced, however, by the characters in the novels and the drama of their lives.
“It led me to attempt my first novel in the seventh grade,” said Morales, 34, of Rancho Cucamonga. “I only wrote three pages, but that was the start of an idea for my life that has never left me.”
Morales first went into theater, though, obtaining a B.A. in Theatre Arts from California State University, Northridge. Although she is not currently active on the stage because of the time commitment involved with writing, she continues to rely heavily upon her experience with character development.
“It is vital in both acting and writing,” she said. “The better I know my characters, the more real they will be. The more real the characters, the stronger the connection between the actor and audience, as well as the writer and the reader.”
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I gasped and wrenched my foot back inside the truck. Did I just see that? I lowered my foot down once again. A thick tuft of bright green grass miraculously sprouted under my shoe…
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