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I like to engage in what I like to call thought experiments. So why is something the way it is? And what happens if one key element changes? Does the thing fall apart? Or can it become something new and different? Or even better?
I love the canine point of view. There is just something about writing about a species that is so incredibly close to us yet their ‘language’, such as it is, is vastly different. Furthermore, dogs experience so much more than we do when it comes to scent that their perceptions have to be rendered in that manner.
Keiko Kitigawa, who I see as Mei-Lin Quan
I wanted at least one character to be a bit overweight, so I essentially elected her to the task. Because the first seven or so chapters exist to foreshadow much of the rest of the story, her weight does the job admirably. For, who to better contrast with starving characters than an overweight one?
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As a kind of personal 'tell' and Easter egg in my works, every longer piece (except for Untrustworthy, as none of those characters are human), somebody is named Shapiro.
Janet Gershen-Siegel's writing, Untrustworthy Tathrelle Velexio Izalla Adger
The inspirational song for this book is Bastille's Pompeii. Years later, and I am still incapable of hearing the song without thinking of the book, and vice versa.
Margaret Qualley, who I see as Frances Miller
Frances has main advantages: a pleasant voice and demeanor, a high class-sounding accent to Mrs. Edwards, and a willingness to work hard.
Michelle Hurd, who I see as Elise Jeffries
Consider Elise Jeffries, One of My Original Characters Who is Elise Jeffries? She sprang, semi-formed, when I […]
dialogue tags - image of cheese
Unless the reader can immediately infer who's speaking, they might start reading, thinking it's John who's talking. But then they get to the end and, oops, it's really Mary declaring her love of dairy products.
New Cover of Untrustworthy Tathrelle Ixalla Adger Velexio
Consider Ixalla, One of My Original Characters Who is Ixalla? When I first started to write Untrustworthy, […]
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So currently, my intention, for next year’s NaNoWriMo, is that I am going to start writing the third trilogy of three in the Time Addicts/Obolonks universe. But I will need to iron out the plot! And as I look at what I've got written and its loose ends, I will try to formulate … something. We'll see.
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