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December 6, 2009 at 11:24 am | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

It’s Torquere author chat day at the Talking Two Lips yahoo group today. You have to join the group to see the messages, unfortunately, but membership is open so at least you don’t have to wait to be approved.

I’m involved in an interesting discussion there about writing a character with a specific sense of place about them rather than the Every(wo)man character which we often see, who might be nominally American or Australian or British, but could really be from anywhere. Obviously I’m still obsessed with the issues that I brought up in my last post, but I’m still mindful of the fact that where they were brought up influences a person just as much as how they were brought up, and how to bring that to a character in a way that will allow readers of a similar background to recognise them and identify with them. It’s not very easy.

There have been two more review of the Care and Feeding of Demons anthology where nice things have been said about Reasonable Force, so that’s a fabulous thing. The first one is at Reviews by Jessewave, and said (in part, at least):

I very much liked the character of Daniel and empathised greatly with his grief and how he used his aggressive behaviour to deal with that. I also liked that the relationship between Daniel and Karim wasn’t something that was wrapped up in a neat bow, but we are left with the promise of things to come – an ideal ending for such a short story, especially one packed with so much detail as this.

The second review is at Coffee Time Romance, and said (in part):

Daniel is a protector on the edge since losing his best friend and partner. He is unsure how to handle the new demon; kiss him or kill him (To which I say, bwahahaha!! That is so true!)

It also said:
….I loved how despite all that, Korim is unable to stop following Daniel in order to just be near him. Meredith Shayne expertly drew the reader to the demon and made us root for him.

How lovely it is to get reviews like that. I am thrilled that people are taking the time to read my work and write these reviews, and that they like what I’ve done.

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