On the Porch
I just finished laughing my head off. Rebekah and I were talking about how leaving the reader hanging is a good business plan. Her new release, “Julianne”, unlike “Summer Storms” ties up all the loose ends, but so many of her beta readers want to know more about Peter the painter. I would like to see him have his own book. Her response is what left me laughing.
“I can’t believe how many people like Peter. I really just threw him into the book as filler, I thought when I was writing him that it was the worst writing I had ever done. I actually wrote him when I was on the ship’s verandah and you said I was sleep writing.”
I continued to laugh at how befuddled she was with Peter’s popularity.
“Really, I need to know what people find so appealing in him.
I tried to explain why I found him interesting but she still didn’t get it. The whole conversation confirmed to me that I was right and my English teachers were wrong. (Take THAT Mrs. Fritch) I had many arguments with them about what Hemingway or Steinbeck meant in their books or what a poet was trying to say. They were dead, how did the teacher KNOW my thoughts weren’t correct. I surmise a lot of authors would be like Rebekah and shocked at reader’s take on their work.
So what about you? Do you have a character that demands to step out of the background and have it’s own story?
“Julianne” by Rebekah Lyn is available on Kindle and paperback at Amazon.com
“Sumer Storms is available at Amazon and Barnes and Noble for eBook and paperback. Also available at www.bzhercules.com
- Announcing the Launch of Julianne- Beautiful Voice (oldthingsrnew.wordpress.com)
- You gotta laugh. . . (paulatohlinecalhoun1951.wordpress.com)
- Readers Have Not Changed (turndogmillionaire.com)