This is Day 2 of my Character Reveal series for my next book—title TBA soon. I’ll post a new character and a one-question T/F Quiz each Wednesday until I run out of characters. Those who comment most AND answer the most questions correctly will receive a signed book (bookplate sent separately–50 copies up for grabs) and a chance at 1 of 2 $10.00 Gift Certificates.
At the end of each month, I’ll announce the winners. The books and the CG’s will be sent out upon publication. Sorry, but I can only send books to U.S. However, I have plans for my international readers later. Promise.
To enter, leave a comment and type the answer to the quiz at the end of your comment (A, B, or C) If you missed last week’s post, CLICK HERE and start from the beginning.
WEEK #1 WINNERS
Everyone got the question right. Everyone left a great comment. So I had to resort to an old-school technique and put names into a “hat.” Remember that even if you win a book, you can still win a Gift Certificate. And if you’re out of the U.S. I’ll send you an eBook.
Those who will receive a signed copy are: Mary Aalgaard, Sue Goldberg, Michael Di Gesu, Natalie Aguirre, Sherry Hilger
Ben—sensible, sometimes a little lazy, often beer-craving—is the perfect boyfriend. He’s a good skier and he doesn’t mind it when Libby pushes herself to do more on the slopes. He’s fine with taking off his skis early and heading to the lodge to wait for her.
The problem is he can’t be there for her when she needs him most.
I didn’t like Ben too much when I wrote him into the story because he didn’t do the honorable thing and support my Main Character, Libby. Instead, he bailed. But did he break her heart? No. As the story continued, I realized Ben did her a favor. He’s not a likable character, but his role in the story reveals a lot about who Libby is. Eventually, he teaches her a lot about herself as well.
Writing unlikeable characters turns out to be a challenge, but they do flesh out a story and give the writer a chance to show more about the other people in the book—the more likable ones readers cheer for.
Quiz: Who wrote the unlikeable character named Mr. Collins?
A. Jane Austen
B. J.K. Rowling
C. John Grisham