Our topic at the SFF Seven this week is "Avoiding Same Protagonist, Different Name, Different Story: How do ensure your lead characters are unique per series/standalone?"
This isn't a great topic for me because I ... don't. In that, I don't ensure or strategize this kind of thing. Maybe because I'm an intuitive writer? Characters come to me and tell me about themselves. I don't have to avoid finding the same one any more than I have to worry about running into the same people over and over in the larger world.
But that's cool because it's release week for me!
THE PROMISED QUEEN - book three in the Forgotten Empires - comes out on Tuesday, May 25!
As far as protagonists go, an early reviewer said this to me:
Really appreciate how at no point did Con become some magically articulate prince. He still said "...stuff" instead of somehow finding a way to wax eloquent in the third act. Thank the gods.
I love that! In honor of Con's uneducated and rough ways that have him saying "stuff," here's a scene where he does exactly that.