Happy Black Friday, Peeps!
Here’s a superfab fun post to read while you’re waiting in checkout lines today… 🙂
RG2E Featured Author Cate Dean on “How a Character Can Change Everything.”
Take it away, Cate…
If you were here for my last post, I talked about how adding two contest winners as characters changed the tone of the story. Dramatically.
In Carry On Wayward Son, Book 3 of The Claire Wiche Chronicles, it was a character I created that changed the story. But not only the story – this character changed the entire direction the series will take from this point.
How did this happen? In one blinding flash of what I call my oh moment. As in “Oh – how did I not see that coming?”
Like the other two books, I wrote this one at a fast pace, not reading it through completely until it came back from my first beta. But this time, I surprised myself. I knew the story – I made it up, after all. But this one character, a character who was supposed to disappear after the story ended, this character became – important.
So important, it affects the lives of every other character in the book, and changes Claire’s life.
It wasn’t planned, but I am stunned and thrilled it happened. Because that character sets them all on a path that I haven’t explored yet, similar to where I was headed with the series, but not the same. It is exciting, and more than a bit scary, but I am looking forward to finding out what happens on that new path.
I hope you all come along with me.
Thanks for hanging out today – and to say thank you, I will be giving away 10 copies of A Gathering of Angels and Carry On Wayward Son. Want to win? Just leave a comment on how something in your life took you by surprise.
I look forward to hearing about your experiences.
Until next time – read on.
Cate Dean has been writing since she could hold a pen in her hand and put more than two words together on paper. She grew up losing herself in the wilds of fantasy worlds, and has had some of her own adventures while tromping through the UK, and a few other parts of the world. A lover of all things supernatural, she infuses that love into her stories, giving them a unique edge. When she’s not writing, she loves cooking, scaring herself silly in the local cemeteries, and reading pretty much anything she can get her hands on.
You can find her hanging out at her website: http://catedeanwrites.com
And at her Facebook page: http://facebook.com/catedeanwrites
Come and exchange tweets at: https://www.twitter.com/catedeanwrites
Or find her at Goodreads:http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5694181.Cate_Dean
Fascinating scoop, Cate! As you know, I’m a huge fan of this series and can’t wait to see what happens next!
Thanks bunches for being with us today and for the Ebook Gift Copies too!!!
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