Friday, May 20, 2011

Characters That Stay With You

A few weeks back one of my critique partners mentioned that while she was doing the dishes she found herself thinking about Maya and Fabian, two of the main characters in my novel, Shift. She said that they were the kind of characters that stayed with you long after you finished reading.

This was probably one of the best compliments I had ever received about my writing because I totally get what she means.

After I finished reading the Mortal Instrument Series by Cassandra Clare, I thought about Jace, Clary, Simon, Isabelle, Alec, Luke, etc... for days. I think I even dreamed about certain scenes from the book. I felt the same way about the character's in Maggie Stiefvater's books Shiver and Linger. And also *cough* Edward *cough* and Bella *cough**cough.* Excuse me. Allergy season is horrid down here in Alabama right now.

So today being May 20th, the release date of Pirates of the Carribean 4, I don't think you can even comprehend how excited I am about seeing this guy again:
Jack Sparrow is the epitome of one of those characters that you'll never forget. I thought about him and his antics for days after I finished watching Pirates 1, 2, and 3.

I want to remind everyone of the Possession ARC give away. Go to this post to enter and for contest details. Have a great weekend!


  1. I saw your comment on Elana's blog, and I wanted to come follow yours, because Kylie is my daughter. Yay!

    Also: if I'm saying it right, your name rhymes, and that's awesome.

    Anyway, nice ta meet ya!

  2. Thanks for dropping by Matthew! Nice to meet you as well.

  3. Jack Sparrow is a great character!! Characters who stay with you are the best! :)

    I just picked up the Mortal Instruments series - and I've pushed it to the top of my TBR pile!

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  5. That was a huge compliment from your critique partner! Characters are sooo important! I know this is an obvious example, but the characters in Harry Potter are incredible! Love them!