The Many Works of Pat Hatt
So today marks the day when book 8 in my first series comes out, as if the link to it didn’t suggest that, huh?
And in this one many characters collide from the series, not as much as in book 9, which I’m about half through writing now, but still quite a bit. About 15-20 main ones in this one. And it was rather good timing as I was asked how I mix so many characters in a few weeks back.
The simple answer, I just do. When they fit they fit. I don’t just shove them in there for the sake of shoving them in there. They all have a purpose and the story gets told as it unfolds.
It really is that simple. Some just chuck characters in there and they are useless, you can tell they are useless too. That is when one goes all wtf, how do others do it? Well others do it and fit them in because they “fit” in. They aren’t forced in. At least that is how it works for me.
Ever get a ton of characters colliding in one book? On book 8 or more in any series of yours?
Enjoy life, forget the strife.