If all my characters acted and reacted like me, they would be pretty danged boring. Luckily, author Mike Nettleton does not write himself in every character and his characters are far from predictable.
stopped by Straight From Hel last month). Together, they’ve written The Big Grabowski and its sequel Sometimes A Great Commotion and several other books. Mike grew up in Bandon and Grants Pass, Oregon. A stint at a college station in Ashland led to a multi-state radio odyssey with on-air gigs in Oregon, California, and New Mexico under the air name Mike Phillips. In 1989 he returned to the Northwest and in 1994 joined KEX Radio in Portland. His hobbies are golf, pool, Texas hold-em poker, and book collecting. Now, instead of hearing Mike’s voice on the radio, you can read it in his books.
But Mike knows the difference between the author’s voice and his character’s voice. Tomorrow, he’ll be here to talk about that difference.
Feel free to say “hi” to Mike and come back tomorrow with questions.
Also, today I’m over on Glynis Jolly’s blog explaining some of my editing “rules” for bloggers. If you have time, zip over and tell me one of your rules.
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