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Thursday, August 11, 2011

HOW I CAME TO WRITE THIS BOOK!

HOW I CAME TO WRITE THIS BOOK!

PATTI ABBOT KINDLY FEATURES A WORD OR TWO FROM ME TODAY ON HER PATTINASE BLOG ON HOW I CAME TO WRITE CROKER: KILL ME AGAIN . . .

When I first started writing novels, I had a tendency to run my protagonists through major character changing gauntlets. By the end of one of my early novels, the protagonist’s emotional and physical situation had changed completely. This made the writing of sequels very difficult.

As a result, when I created the main character of L.A.P.D. homicide detective Fey Croaker, I established a four book story arc even before the first book was written – let alone sold.

I knew each plot would stand alone, but I wanted to play out Fey’s personal journey across the first three books before forcing her to confront the demons from her past in the fourth novel. To accomplish this, I surrounded Fey with a squad of other detectives, whose lives and conflicts would help to expand the storylines.

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