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Friday, May 23, 2014

Shallow Characters??? Why Not!

Are my characters shallow? 

Yep, well, …um…I just guess they are.  The big secret?  I wrote them like that!!!

Case study:  The Shelf……

This novel is NOT supposed to be a deep, heavy midnight read.  No, not at all.  In fact, the Dead-End Ave series is bringing back the fun, light-hearted ‘teen-chiller’ reads.  Remember those??  

Perfect for the summer, read it in a couple of days, and spend weeks after shaking your head at the shallow/ quirkiness of the characters.  I know all about these types of novels, having spent my pre-teen and teen years tearing into them.  Some of my personal favorites, from back-in-the day:
Weekend by Christopher Pike

April’s Fools Day by Richie Tankersley Cusick

Party Summer by R.L. Stine

The Perfume by Carolyn Cooney

Remember these???

Maybe in the future, readers might remember The Shelf and the Dead-End Ave series “fondly” like this too: ‘Man, were those characters shallow, selfish, silly…and ALL other things that make books fun and light-hearted.’


1 comment:

  1. I love quirky, shallow, selfish characters. Afterall, they are more real sometimes than the nice, all things good, gifted characters in most books! Plus, they make me feel so much better about myself!