Saturday, August 20, 2016
The Character I'd Love To Write
When I was a kid and there was a world I longed to be a part of - Trixie Belden maybe, or Robin Hood or Tom Corbett Space Cadet - I wrote myself into their worlds (fan fiction before I even knew such a thing existed!) as a character of my own.
I've thought and thought about this post all week, trying to come up with somebody's existing character I could honestly say I wanted to write stories for and the best I could do was Eomer from Lord of the Rings. I wanted a LOT more of him (but how much of that had to do with Karl Urban I'll leave up to you...)
Now I really liked Marcella's idea yesterday, of taking someone real and wanting to tell their story...but as soon as I do that, my brain starts adding science fiction and fantasy elements and that's kind of how I started writing my Gods of Egypt series in the first place. I don't want to be be tied to reality or anyone's actual life.
I also want to tell a new story for Mitch, the sergeant in from Escape From Zulaire but I'm still listening for the Muse to give me the right challenge for him to tackle.
And Edekh, the Chief Scribe in the palace of my Pharaoh in ancient Egypt, really needs his own book but again, waiting for the Muse to deliver more details.
What character in a book have you always wanted more of?
Best Selling Science Fiction & Paranormal Romance author and “SciFi Encounters” columnist for the USA Today Happily Ever After blog, Veronica Scott grew up in a house with a library as its heart. Dad loved science fiction, Mom loved ancient history and Veronica thought there needed to be more romance in everything.