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The Birth of A #Hero #mgtab #Inspiration @jacqbiggar - The Authors' Billboard
Readers often ask where do writers come up with ideas for their characters? In my case, the birth of a hero comes from a variety of sources. News reports, television programs, books I’ve read; all are great resources. But my favorite characters grow organically from stories I’ve already written. For my new release, Missing: The Lady Said No, the idea for my hero, Augustus Grant, came to me from a previous book where the main character was a mystery writer suffering from writer’s block. Gus is the character my hero, Joel Carpenter, (in the holiday romance novel Silver Bells) was writing about. I fell in love with the bumbling detective and decided then and there he needed his own story! Gus is smart, irreverent, a little bit clumsy (okay, a LOT clumsy!) and still in love with the girl he let get away. Rebecca Hayes. Here’s a short excerpt. Gus is investigating a murder at a horse ranch and runs into the one person he never thought he’d see again. Becky stood at the top of the grand staircase and felt the world give way. Augustus. It had been too long. And not long enough. She couldn’t believe he was here. Continue Reading →