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Patricia Rice
The Notorious Atherton, August 2013
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Janice, I pretty much do the same because I have no memory. But I do like creating a cast of stable characters! Patricia Rice http://patriciarice.com
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Its good to know someone cares enoughto look for those poor missing family members! Patricia Rice http://patriciarice.com
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yes, the small town books seem to rely on the setting, the historical romance relies on families. Must analyze--I feel another blog in the making! Patricia Rice http://patriciarice.com
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third generation! You and Stephanie are stronger than I am! I'm not sure I remember my own family that well. ;) And yes, as much as I love maps and family trees, e-readers really fall down on the job there, dangit.
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I'm keeping track of these series to track down and test out. I think the small town settings make it easier to keep track of background--but then, some authors overdo it and repeat everything that happened in the previous book,boring me to death.
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Oh, audio books, I hadn't even given them consideration since I cannot listen to them. I need to force myself to do so! Think I can add a few Maori warriors to the next tome? ;)
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thank you--those are encouraging words. I'm getting bored with the focus on two characters. But it's a tough line to walk in romance because romance does require the focus of seeing only the one you love. Scenes with more than two characters are tricky--I really flubbed them up in my first books. But once you've learned the balancing act, you're good.
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now you're presenting a challenge! I like my characters to grow, preferably through the romantic relationship because that's what I write, but whoever they are, they need to learn lessons. So maybe what they fear in the first book can be overcome in the next. But the author has to SHOW how they got there, not just wave a magic wand.
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ah, family trees, always a good thought designed to send me into hiding. I've done them but developing those relationship lines gives me gray hair! I hadn't thought to check Mary's site for those...
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Yes, even though I may not specifically remember a character, knowing that there is a large family and relationships really develops the story for me. The trick is that "well-drawn" part!
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thank you! Your memory is far better than mine, but it's good to know characters can carry over if they're well-drawn. I can sort of recognize them but recalling their stories...would require re-reading. ;)
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you're doing better than I am, but yes, trilogy length is about as much as I can handle too. After that, the extra characters become scenery--which may be what I'm after with this new series. The butcher, baker, candlestickmaker won't have to be renamed in every book. ;)
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excellent point about book holding the attention enough to be immersed in the author's world! That's a tough task and not everyone can pull it off. It's good knowing that I'm reading readers right and they like the world building!
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I was just writing an author note to the effect that we used to have a huge stage and cast of characters to play with, but can't do that any longer. Good point. But I need those character lists, even if they can be intimidating. In mysteries, it helps me to remember elusive characters, the ones that don't play a large part.
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But it's good to know that it doesn't bother readers when all these people I don't remember waltz in and out. :)
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oh on the website would be cool! I was building one for the books but yours would really benefit for a longer series listing.
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Yes, yes, doing happy dance! It gets really boring on the page to read nothing about two people doing nothing but arguing and boffing. And I love characters more than action.
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And so you observed the very first clue that you were in a series! But yes, this is how I stumble into them as well. Glad you stuck with it because Mary's books are delicious.
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I’m having a serious crisis of doubt over the books I’m writing—all of which have a large cast of characters whose stories will continue from one book to the next. Continue reading
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thank you for the wonderful description! And yes, its well worth a poor nights sleep to have that magical experience. Hurrah for having such great people to be with! Patricia Rice http://patriciarice.com
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What a fabulously intellectual, historical, and literary collection! I hope you have plans for ticking these off whenever possible. We never know what life has in store for us!
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oh, if you have someone to translate, China would be fabulous! I can translate written signs in Latin-based languages, but China would leave me terrified. Yes, go when you can and tell us all about it later!
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you are living your dream! Having time to do all that is another item on my bucket list. ;)
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oh I'm smiling hugely here! I'm sooo glad you got to go. England is it's own form of magic for those of us on the other side of the pond. What a wonderful gift!
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Yep, that's Darth. Lots of clever balloons. Riverboat cruises are on my list!
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