Tag Archives: characters

Ever wonder about the Templeton-Vane boys?

Well, reader Jenny did and she asked about them on Goodreads. Specifically, she wanted to know how they got their names. Here’s the link to read all about it. I explained the STAR TREK easter egg in one name but … Continue reading

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Ah, Miss Bennet, you must allow me to tell you how ardently I admire you

I received an email from reader Nancy a few years back which prompted me to write about Elizabeth Bennet–a character I love so wholeheartedly that I gave my daughter “Elizabeth” as a middle name. I even love her in PRIDE … Continue reading

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Talking of cabbages and kings–or just characters

I am at a writerly retreat this week, doing writerly things, so it’s a good time to answer reader questions. Jenae tweeted: Your characters are so beautifully complex. How do you develop them? First, thanks! Very kind. Second, I don’t … Continue reading

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Farewell, Downton!

So this weekend is the end of “Downton Abbey” here in the States, and I’m ready to say goodbye. It’s been a fun run with all the ups and downs you want from a soap opera. And it is, most … Continue reading

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