Thursday, May 28, 2009

Evolution of a Novel

I'm guest blogging at Lyrical Press today!!

Come and read about the long and twisted process from friendly nudge to completed novel, and find out how Dino and Seth came to be.

LIKE COFFEE AND DOUGHNUTS A Dino Martini Mystery by Elle Parker


Alexis Grant said...

Loved reading that post! Thanks for directing me there!

Elle Parker said...

I thought you would like that one, Alexis, because you'd asked about it before *g*

Glad you enjoyed it!


Stephen Tremp said...

Hi Elle,

Sidekicks are important characters as they do all kinds of things, from screwing things up and getting the main character into danger to redeeming themselves by saving the protagonist's life or offering that one piece of advice that saves the day.

They are the ying to the protagonist's yang. Think of Seinfeld and George. They have to have very differing characteristics and play off each other at times, kinda like the straight man and the funny man like Abbot and Costello, George and Gracie, or Laurel and Hardy.

Stephen Tremp
Author – Breakthrough: The Adventures of Chase Manhattan

Jina Bacarr said...

Everyone who has ever had a writing dream should read your post! Thankz for the link.


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Elle Parker said...

Jina - thanks!

Stephen - my sidekick is there to make the first move, since Dino's too reserved to do it!


The Practical Preserver said...

I've always loved sidekicks. They've been around ever since there've been heroes. They add dimension and depth! Cool about the guest blogging.