I’m back, and bearing gifts as promised.
To celebrate this latest novel in the Meredith & Hodge story, I have a free copy of The Making of Meredith for you. Love him or hate him, most readers find Meredith a compelling character, so I thought it would be a good idea to share his young life with you.
When a writer creates a character, there is always a back story, that you, the reader, isn’t told about, and most of the time you don’t need that information as it would simply get in the way of the story. Of course, there may be a vague reference here or there to the character’s past, and sometimes it will form part of the story. For instance, I loved introducing Ben Jacobs in The Wrong Shoes, but for the best part, although the back story helps shape the character, and how they respond to different situations, it doesn’t need to be explained.
My character’s backgrounds, likes, dislikes, foibles etc., are always bubbling around in my head, it is, after all, what helps make them tick. When there is a lot of information, as with a complex character like Meredith, I actually write it down – somewhere – unfortunately it’s not always in the same place. I have been known to search a stack of filled notebooks simply to find out something like how old Meredith was when . . .
For instance, do you know what Meredith was doing when he first met best friend, Ben Jacobs? Or where he was when he found out he was going to be a father? No? I did, and I had a wonderful time sharing all that with you. So, if you would like to know what made Meredith the man he became, please let me know by commenting below or messaging me via the contact page.
You have to do nothing to get your free copy of the Making of Meredith, other than promise to leave an honest review once you’ve read it.