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More on Creating Characters

Mike Angley, award-winning author of the Child Finder Trilogy interviewed me for his blog. Much of the conversation had to do with developing strong characters, as well as some other thoughts I hope you will find interesting. Check out the interview and more about Mike and his trilogy at http://childfinder.us/?p=3822.

Also, if you missed it, be sure to check out Sylvia L. Ramsey’s “Thoughtful Reflections” blog with our interview at http://wwwthouhtfulreflections.blogspot.com/search?q=dodd. Sylvia has some interesting questions about writing and writing habits.

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One Response to "More on Creating Characters"

  1. Chasity says:

    I used to be a Rainy Day Writer. There’s still quite the romantic draw to the idea: sttiing in a moldy old turret thrust into the rain-soaked Parisian sky while I quietly succumb to a mysterious respiratory illness and spill great quantities of ink.And there’s nothing wrong with Rainy Day Writing as long as it isn’t presumed to be for public consumption, and the author doesn’t get butthurt that nobody seems to be enjoying their self-indulgent wankery. And indeed, in that Parisian fantasy, the ink is little more than lube for the author’s very private act.The genesis of the amateur RDW are authors who try to romanticize what they do to a ridiculous degree. I get enormous personal and professional satisfaction from telling stories. But I’ll never pretend that 95% of my writing is done anywhere besides a boring Thinkpad laptop sttiing next to a red plastic slinky and a cosmetics catalog that my wife discarded onto my desk. Not exactly an under-oiled Underwood and a wooden chair that squeaks more than the emaciated rats in the walls.This house does have some mildew, though, if that counts.

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