Category Archives: protagonists

Out of Character

“Has anyone ever asked you to add them to one of your stories?” -OR- “Have you told anyone that you were basing a character on them?” My long-ago idea, and again, I forgot to make notes. I have had people … Continue reading

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Careless Whisperers

I have several works-in-progress. Oh, would that other stories would stop insisting on telling me more of their own people and plots and let me finish one at a time! Do you have that problem? I will get up a … Continue reading

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When You’re NOT the Star

Supporting Players in Fiction By Jeff Salter Let me start with a few comments about “unsung” characters in movies and popular fiction… before I discuss a few of my own characters who fit that description. As some of you (who’ve … Continue reading

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Guest: Author Jeffrey Siger

I have had my guest in my sights for some time. Jeffrey Siger and I became Facebook friends while trading comments on the pages of a mutual friend, (and past guest of mine). He is a funny man, a sophisticated … Continue reading

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It’s ALIVE!

THEY are alive, in answer to this week’s topic: Do I have a formula for creating a protagonist or an antagonist? Short answer: No This is mainly because I don’t set out to ‘dream up’ stories or characters. Inspiration comes … Continue reading

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Guest: Author Joanna Campbell Slan and Book Download!

Once again, I stumbled into quite a famous author without realizing it, and this week I am pleased to bring in Joanna Campbell Slan. Sometimes I ask an author to join us and I have had to scramble to collect … Continue reading

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Guest: Author J.C.Wing

I’d like to introduce you to a Facebook Friend of mine and of The Hound’s, J.C. Wing. She is one busy lady! JC. is a writer, editor, proofreader, administrator, publisher, and for 15 years, was a homeschooling mom. Her published … Continue reading

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