Little Writings. Some Rants.

Partners in Fiction: Writing Duos of the Dynamic & Non-Dynamic Variety

Check out this insightful post by Charles Yallowitz, author of Legends of Windemere. I need to really work on this in my own character relationships.

Legends of Windemere

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Cassidy and Lloyd differ from most of my other stories because they aren’t part of an ensemble cast.  They’re a duet with neither character having a true claim to the main protagonist role.  Some chapters have Cassidy doing more than Lloyd and others have her along for the ride.  Typically, we have a main hero and a sidekick, but these two didn’t turn out that way.

I have to admit that writing a duo makes scenes easier to keep track of.  In Legends of Windemere, I have 6 champions and Fizzle at least.  In the Bedlam Series, I have only the two at minimum, which might be another reason why I find these books a lot more refreshing than the others.  Less juggling in that respect.  Yet, it’s also hard to make sure they stay on equal footing.  A sidekick is easy to push into…

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