Romance Writers Weekly



Hello and happy Tuesday. I am praying you are all staying healthy! And thanks for joining us. This week’s challenge comes from the wonderful Jenna Da Sie:

What fictional characters (from tv, books, movies) would you be friends with if you could?

Lots of choices here, but I’ll try to narrow it down: Jamie and Clare from “Outlander”: Faced with time travel and historical calamity and all the other complications in their lives, they are courageous and strong and they survive, still managing to keep their love intact.

Bill, Bishop and actually all of the main characters from “Deputy”: What a special show. This isn’t just your run-of-the-mill shoot-‘em-up. These people face real-life difficult dilemmas and they are so brave.

There’s Darren Mathews in “Bluebird, Bluebird” who faces crises and tensions every day and yet, allows nothing deter him from finding the truth.

Gwen Proctor in “Stillhouse Lake”: Presented with an untenable challenge, this woman rises up, ever protecting her children and herself. Amazing!

All of these characters are brave, honorable, strong, and true to themselves. They are interesting, multi-dimensional and I would love to be friends with any of them.

That’s the thing about great characters. You want to meet them and spend time with them. You want to know more about them. When I create characters, I try to make them people you would want to hang out with. Even the villains, although you might want to keep a distance. But even bad guys have to have more than just one trait; no one is all bad or all good all the time. And good guys have flaws; otherwise, they’d be boring.

The fun would be to sit down with some of the above characters and learn even more about them. So, lacking that, I can use my imagination and that’s okay, too.

Now let’s hop over to the fabulous Brenda Margriet, who also has some news:

Brenda Margriet has joined the Night Owl Romance Spring Fling online romance reader scavenger hunt event Between March 17th and the 31st, find the missing word in participating author’s book blurbs and you could win a Waterproof Kindle Paperwhite, Reader Inspired Prize Bag & Amazon gift cards. Make sure to check out Brenda’s Romance, ALLEGRO COURT, along the way. Enter the giveaway at:…/Art…/Spring-Fling-2020

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