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May 09, 2011


Mary Saums

So true. It never gets easier for me, that's for sure, when it's time to look at characters and figure out their dirty secrets. They're my babies. :)

When reading though, the revelations about past hurts or maybe bad or embarrassing choices made by characters are usually what make me love them. How they handle bad things in their lives - that's what I relate to most I think. It makes them more like real people, if that makes any sense.

Hank Phillippi Ryan

Yeah...but Dana, they trust you. Seriously.

Congratulations on your Anthony nomination! That ought to give you some courage! Where can we read Swing Shift?


You got it, Mary. Even when we know the worst about them, it's still awkward to have it confirmed. And realism is a balancing act, I think, in fiction; we need enough to make the characters real, but not so much that reading is no longer fun!


Thank you, Hank! And right back at you!

People can still read "Swing Shift" here: http://tinyurl.com/3qmwlpr

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