Wednesday Writing — Ending Characters

Teagan Geneviene asks us what we think about “gray” characters and explains how she feels about those. Go and visit her post for some wonderful reviews of Journey 10 of Dead of Winter as well!

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Wednesday, October 20, 2021

ItIsn’tBlack andWhite

Welcome to my sanctuary, everyone. Sit back and get comfortable.  I’m feeling a little off kilter, but not bad. Maybe that’s because I was thinking about “black and white” and all the gray areas that surround it. (That’s odd, considering how much a physically need color around me.)  The slide show above includes some of the black and white images I made for the interior of various “Journeys” in Dead of Winter.  Some of the characters in that epic fantasy are gray… certainly not heroes, and yet not all together evil.

Often ending a character isn’t black and white either.  Maybe I’m just shallow, or maybe it’s because my life’s history, but I don’t like it when characters die in TV shows, movies, or in books.  I rarely “kill off” any character in my stories, good or evil.  However, as I…

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By olganm

I am a language teacher, writer, bookworm, and collaborator at Sants 3 Ràdio (a local radio station in Barcelona, where I returned in 2018), who lived in the UK for 25 years and worked for many years as a forensic psychiatrist there. I also have a Ph.D. in American Literature and an MSc in Criminology. I started publishing my stories, in English and Spanish, in 2012 and now have over twenty books available in a variety of genres, a blog (in English and Spanish), and translate books for other authors (English-Spanish and vice versa). In 2020 obtained the CELTA certificate as a language teacher, and offer Spanish and English classes. Writers and readers both in English and Spanish are my friends, colleagues, and allies, and after living in the UK for over twenty-five years, have returned home, to Barcelona, Spain, searching for inspiration for my stories. I also love owls and try to keep fit following fitness YouTube videos.
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