Tag: creating characters

Background on A TRIPLE KNOT: Envisioning Joan

An invitation to be the guest of honor at the meeting of a neighborhood book club who are reading A Triple Knot prompted me to reread the book I wrote…can it be 8-9 years ago?! Yes. I approached it with a bit of anxiety–would… Continue Reading “Background on A TRIPLE KNOT: Envisioning Joan”

My Unruly Characters

At first it surprised me that the characters I created in my books chatted and interacted with each other even when I stepped away from my desk. While I weeded the garden, walked with friends, washed dishes, fell asleep, I eavesdropped on Owen Archer,… Continue Reading “My Unruly Characters”

Meeting a New Character

I’m surfacing after being immersed in getting to know a character who just might start off a new series. I thought I had her, and then she dove down beneath my awareness, leaving a wake that eroded much of what I’d written. What had… Continue Reading “Meeting a New Character”

Evolving Characters in a Series

As I line up a cast of characters with whom I will live for years to come if this new series is a go, I am paying close attention to what seem to be my rules of thumb for a mystery series. I’ve also… Continue Reading “Evolving Characters in a Series”