Q & A – A Conversation Part II

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April 17, 2017 by bck1402

Second part of the conversation, talking about characters.

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Click here for the first part of this conversation. In this part, we discuss characters.

Where exactly did Syndi-Jean come from? You’ve written in your blog that she’s been with you, in a sense, for a long time.

She was born in my mind back in the late 90s actually. Her mother was a character I wrote stories about as early as 1983, so, yeah, there’s a lot of history there. An issue that comes up in the books is concerning her father, supposedly a notorious Vietnamese warlord whose connection with Syndi-Jean’s mother is a whole other story by itself. That doesn’t actually come up, but it ties into the idea if a person would be the sum of her DNA or her upbringing, not that Syndi-Jean had a conventional upbringing.

   The idea of identity also comes up in the character of Helen… or is it Hank?

It’s Helen…

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