Well, here we are again, working on the writing process. So, in previous posts we developed our main character and started her story rolling. Now we’re going to let her interact with some folks. Of these, let’s introduce somebody who can be a help to her.
We know she’s had a troubled past, so the helper should be somebody who knows, remembers, and is a bit sympathetic. Maybe the man who was sheriff at that time in the past.
Fair enough, so who is he and what’s he like? I don’t know about you, but I work better if I have a visual. I was sitting at the computer, trying to dream up my sheriff, and listening to music. There it was. Hoyt Axton singing about Della and the Dealer. I had a clear visual of him in Gremlins. Oh yeah, there’s my retired sheriff. All I had left to do was let him say, “Hello.”
Okay, so we have our girl in purple leather, the homecoming, and an old friend. Next week we’ll meet someone who will throw a wrench into the quiet life she’s trying to build.
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