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Getting to Know Modern Persuasion: Meet Mary

I think the one character in the original Persuasion that was treated harshest was Mary, the only married Elliot sister and the youngest.  I think readers get a few unsympathetic and one dimensional look at Mary.   236 more words

Modern Persuasion

Characterization: The Template

I have a fairly robust character template that I keep regularly updated as I progress through my novels. Character aren’t static, and they do change over time, so I have a section in my template that covers character growth.  83 more words


Rosalind Jenkins - In The Best Interest of the Child - Character Profile

Rosalind Jenkins never planned to be a social worker. It was extremely ironic that she ended up in the Department of Children’s Services since children were the reason her marriage ended, and the love of her life walked away. 513 more words


Margot Schultz - In The Best Interest of the Child - Character Profile

Dynamic and vivacious Margot Schultz never met an obstacle she couldn’t overcome…or knock down. Executive assistant/office manager to Olivia Chandler, Margot always seems to know the right amount of charm, wit, and panache to use when dealing with anyone from grumpy judges to cagey Department of Children’s Service employees to Olivia’s peers – some of whom are less-than-ethical. 399 more words


Courtney and Marissa Bellamy - In The Best Interest of the Child - Character Profile

As best friends to Duncan Averest and his late wife, Irene, Courtney and Marissa Bellamy knew they would stand by Duncan. Whatever it took to help him through the loss of his wife and the serious injuries sustained by him and daughter, Rena, the Bellamys would do. 293 more words