The characters in my novels are my own unrealized possibilities. That is why I am equally fond of them all and equally horrified by them. Each one has crossed a border that I myself have circumvented. It is that crossed border (the border beyond which my own "I" ends) which attracts me most. For beyond that border begins the secret the novel asks about. The novel is not the author's confession; it is an investigation of human life in the trap the world has become.
On Monday (9/26/2016), authors Beem Weeks and John Howell joined me to discuss the above quote. Beem and John are both strong fiction writers, and they both have strong characters. Beem assumes the voice of a young woman aspiring to greatness in his novel JAZZ BABY; John speaks through an unwitting attorney in his thriller series, the last of which is his newly published OUR JUSTICE.
If you have a moment and have interest in character development, please join us for the discussion. Tune in to the Rave Reviews Book Club’s BlogTalkRadio show, Aspire to Inspire that is now archived for your listening pleasure.
Could it be that there are always two stories – that which is in print and that which hides behind the unfolding events and its characters? Consider joining the CLUB to find out.