All characters need a home. It’s like meeting a new friend at work or at church. You may laugh in the hallways or at break time, but after a while the friendship doesn’t progress until you take that person home. It’s that way in a lot of shows on television too, as well as in love stories; meeting the family for the first time means something.
So give your characters a home, even if your story is set (as my current one is) on a spaceship. On the Enterprise in Star Trek we saw Spock at home in his quarters, playing a lute. In Middle Earth our hobbits returned to their hole in Bag End.
If you see a thriller where the spy only lives his life in hotel rooms and Moneypenny is his deepest relationship, there may be some excitement and fancy gadgetry, but there’s not a lot of personal connection.
Even if the home is oppressive at the beginning of the story and the goal is to get away from it, bring your characters to a home worth having by the end. Building that house makes a richer story.
Tomorrow Night’s the Night! Come on out for Readings from our Authors and a Literary Open Mic for the Community. At The Black Dog Arts Cafe’. Starts at 6:00. More Details HERE.
“It’s Like Live Audio Books!” You’re Invited to Bring a Friend to this Social Event Showcasing Local Authors. Kick Back Enjoy a Drink and Listen to Stories Read by Jeffrey Cook and other Novelists from the East Side Seattle Area. Also Literary Open Mic…
Enjoy Wine Specials, Espresso or other Tasty Treats at this Live Reading Event!
FREE ADMISSION, EVERYONE WELCOME!
Featuring: Jeffrey Cook, Casondra Brewster, Victoria Bastedo, Sheri J. Kennedy, David S. Moore & Kennedy J. Quinn and More…
Selling books at a Holiday Bazaar may sound a bit bizarre, but for the past 4 years we’ve been very well received by our community. They are kind and enlightened enough to understand that writers of fiction are artists too. Here are a few photos from the event… Showing three of our authors and a patron with a very cool holiday shirt!
Author, Victoria Bastedo
Author, Sheri J. Kennedy aka Kennedy J. Quinn
Author, T. A. Henry
Attendee sporting her Marvin the Martian Santa shirt
Once again we’ll have a FVP Books table at the Si View Holiday Bazaar in North Bend. This is a fun and free event. Don’t miss an opportunity to see excellent hand-crafted items and treat and pick up some great gifts at affordable prices. See you there!