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What I’m looking for in 2015

Happy New Year everyone! I’m a bit swamped catching up on work that accumulated over the holidays, so I’ll keep my blog post today short and sweet.

I’m looking to acquire character driven fiction.

I’m currently reading David Mitchell’s THE BONE CLOCKS, and the first thought I had was: wow, this is a character (referring to Holly Sykes—one of the many characters in THE BONE CLOCKS). Holly Sykes is vividly drawn; she has her own slang and mannerisms, has hopes, dreams, desires—in short, she comes across as real person. She has a voice. Of course, Mitchell has a voice too, an exceptional one, and it’s the way he writes his characters, it’s his voice that gives Holly a voice.

All great books have a great voice. Some are plot-driven. Some are character-driven. I’m looking for the latter. Is anyone currently working on a project that fits this description? If so, please query me and reference this blog post in the subject line. I’d love to read what you’ve got.

One Response to What I’m looking for in 2015

  1. Kate Russell says:

    Without characters, there is no story. I love getting to know story characters (my own and others) who draw me in with their dreams, disasters and foibles.

    I am currently working on a story you may enjoy. You can see it here: https://writeon.amazon.com/read/story/Good_Sam/amzn1.ignite.story.fcc3dd8dd37fab22e040f90ad7403b28?ref_=pe_644890_98691990_ign_e_nh_

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