Thursday, 15 December 2011

Milad Majid

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Patrick A Steele is an accountant with training in a variety of physical skills who feels the need to right the wrongs in society!

Link to my second book newly released. Same rule as above!

Patrick A Steele is concerned about the influence of the USA on Great Britain! What will he do?


The building of your characters as you write does depend on the skills, abilities and attitudes you want those people to have so that the reader will be able to associate themselves with your characters. I wanted Patrick A Steele to be 'ordinary' and yet he had to have the confidence and experiences to tackle the tasks that he is going to meet in my stories. Of those 'confidence' is one of the hardest to give your character. It tends to be displayed in actions but an author has to describe the inner feelings of the man of action. If you are not a particularly confident person yourself, understanding the inner workings of the characters mind is not easy. That is where personal experience can help.

In the first school I worked I came across someone who was the epitomy of confidence. He also was quite a good actor although we didn't observe that until the staff at school produced a version of 'Oliver Twist' during which he played Bill Sykes. This guy was not noisy or brash but had a well developed sense of humour. There was one antic that typified the man and was a great example of crowd pleasing and confidence that he wouldn't look stupid.
I turned the corner in a corridor to be confronted by a crowd of excited and highly amused children. It must be said at this point that the heating in the school was carried in large iron pipes and bulky radiators of the same material. Ian stood around 6' 2'' tall and the spectacle he created was hilarious. He was simply stood on the radiator, stooped because of the low ceiling, and was repeating 'I am going to jump' feigning suicide!
In itself some may say that it was not particularly tasteful, comedy is like that, but it was well done and the audience loved it! Afterwards he did say that it was feeling fed up that initiated the action but the outcome made him and whole lot of other people feel very much happier.
If Ian hadn't been a confident person then it would have seemed daft but he did get away with it!
When writing my central character would never look silly doing anything but carry out his 'work' confidently but there is another character in the books that is capable of shaking that self-belief! Takuo Sumisu!

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I had a busy day myself and so didn't have time to write or 'massage', Twitter driving people to this blog but I still had quite a few visitors for which I am grateful. However, no one guessed the source of yesterdays greeting which was Cree! A different greeting today.

God bless

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