Become a favorite character and begin!
The young elf up above is a story character named Delia Sharp. She lives in a part of the forest called Candleville and she is Candleville’s postmistress—which means she handles all of the letters going in and out. She is energetic, kind, mischievous, a bit bossy and unfailingly curious.
In the stories, Delia Sharp sees most elves on a daily basis and she never fails to ask why someone is hurrying or frowning as they collect their mail, or who their new guest is, or why they haven’t done such and such with so and so. She then gives advice freely, and almost always when she’s not asked! She meddles! But her intentions are always to help, to help elves feel more at ease and triumph over their troubles.
Delia Sharp is one of my favorite story characters. Sometimes I want to step behind her counter and become her. Because I have read all of the stories, I even know her well enough to write as her, which is exactly what Elf Elders suggest for when I feel stuck.