Support for A to Z Bloggers

A, B, C. It's day three of the April A to Z blogging challenge, which has hundreds and hundreds of participants blogging a letter of the alphabet every day this month. Don't know how you're all keeping up with daily blog posts - it's incredible!

I've got an A to C wrapup of my weekend in support:

A is for the absence of editing. I had a full day yesterday and instead had fun catching up on reading and on visiting fellow Harry Potter blogfesters. Then I squeezed in a couple hours of editing at night. At this rate, the start of Round Two of A Round of Words in 80 Days couldn't come soon enough, so that I'm accountable for my actions.

Who else is joining?

B is for Baha, Rosa's husband. Specifically, I find it interesting that the most romantic scenes in Out of the Water always come to me from his pov. It's easy to imagine and discover his actions -- him taking her by the hand and leading her places, him planning for their future, his mind running on thoughts of her -- and slightly more difficult to figure out her reactions. Though, conversely, most of the action scenes are instigated by her motives and movements.

Are your male or female characters easier to read?

C is for collectible. I made a list the other day of all the papers and other items that Rosa collects on her journey across the Mediterranean: an Ottoman miniature, her birth certificate, a silk shawl, a copy of The Book of Good Love, her marriage certificate and wedding ring, black silk to be sewn into a dress later on, and dried flowers from a wreath she wore in her hair. She might collect some rocks or shells if she can figure out where to save them.

What sorts of things do your characters collect?


Thank you to fellow author, blogger and avid coffee drinker Susan Fields for the lovely blog award!


My characters are children and one collects marbles and the other is keen on pebbles. :0)
Deniz Bevan said…
Oh, marbles, that's lovely! My 14 year old, from the middle grade story I finished a couple of years ago, couldn't collect anything unfortunately, as he was taken back in time and then brought home - no chance to save anything.
Nas Dean said…
Congratulations on the award!
Nas Dean said…
Congratulations on the award!
Zan Marie said…
Congrats on the award! You deserve it.

Collections--Laura Grace collects recipes and people who need help. Mack collects songs to bend. ; )
Michael Offutt said…
Congratulations on the Award!
L'Aussie said…
Hello Deniz. I like your idea for the A-Z. Collections. Lovely. Also congrats on your award. It's lovely.

I'll be posting my C in a few hours.


L'Aussies Travel Blog A - Z Challenge
Deniz Bevan said…
Thank you Nas, Michael and Denise!
Love the idea of Mack collecting songs, Zan Marie.
J.L. Campbell said…
Hmmm...I'm not even aware of what, if anything, my characters collect. Characters who collect things does make for more realistic stories.
Deniz Bevan said…
You don't think, J.L.? My character's not consciously trying to collect - that's just a list of stuff she happens to pick up along her journey. It's mostly due to luck that she still has all that stuff at the end of the book!

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