Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Broken Characters

Some characters a like a train wreck.

Yup.

No, I'm not going to sugarcoat it. It's true.

The only thing more amazing than watching a train wreck, is seeing if the train can be put back together after the fact, and if it will survive.

Today my blog tour continues, and you get to meet a couple reassembled wrecks.


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Kiren agrees to sit down with Mary Waibel, although he may not be especially forthcoming. Go meet this tortured soul!

Bethany Kaczamarek holds an exclusive interview with Miles. Who is Miles, you ask? (See the above reference to train wrecks?)


Who is your favorite broken character? 

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24 comments:

  1. Yay train wrecks. Love to see how they shake the story up.

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    1. They definitely keep us on our toes, eh? ;)

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  2. The tortured souls and train wrecks in stories make for good reading, but in real life? Not so much. Much safer to read about them than to try to support 'em

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    1. Seconded! We write about worlds we never want to occupy, eh?

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  3. Oooh, train wrecks. Can make a novel interesting. Sometimes.

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  4. Interesting. I'll have to go read... :)

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  5. Oh how I love writing those train wrecks. :) So happy to be hosting you today.

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  6. Train wrecks are interesting.

    It's great seeing you everywhere.

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    1. LOL. I haven't had this much stage time since high school.

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  7. thanks for stopping in today and leaving a comment. as a native wisconsinite - go cheese! :)

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    1. Wahoo! And may the cheese be with you. *bows*

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  8. I'm off to read about the wreckage!

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  9. I'm still stuck on what Susan said up there about train wrecks in real life vs. in stories...wow, heavenly hurt. I have to go reassess some stuff now. AFTER I go meet some reassembled wrecks... :)

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  10. Train-wreckish characters are the best! As fun as they are to read about, I always have more fun including them in my own projects. (I'm evil.)

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  11. I can't say I have a favorite, perse, although there have been quite a few that stick in my mind so the author did a good job. Jake, in Christine Feehan's Leopard series. Well put together character despite what had been done to him. In a classic, I'd say Rochester in Jane Eyre. A couple of Norah Roberts books had some great train wreck characters. The Born in series is a favorite of mine because of the flaws. I can't think of any more off the top my head.

    Sia McKye Over Coffee

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  12. If characters are not train-wrecked, they wouldn't be interesting! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  13. Just when I thought I would only pop on the computer for a second I now have a bunch of tabs open :S damn tantalising train wrecks ;)

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  14. Train-wrecked characters are the best to read! :D

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  15. I have some serious train-wreck characters along the way, but I think they're also the most fun to write. They always have something to say! :D

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Hit me with your cheese!