One of the things I love most about writing is how much you can learn about yourself or life from writing deeply motivated characters. I’m currently working on revisions to my second book in the series, specifically the motivations for my heroic characters who agree to do something really dangerous and unwise. As its currently written, I suspect readers will be shouting, “Don’t do that!” at them, so it needs to be rewritten to be more believable and relatable.
Finding Humanity is a young adult series, and I often include my teens in character decisions like this. After all, they’ve lived with ‘knowing’ these characters for over a decade. We’ve decided that often the worst things can be decided for what seems the best reasons. As they say, “The road to hell is paved with good intentions.”
Sorry characters, but you’re about to enter hell.
Branwen OShea has collected unusual stories and animal friends since childhood, when wild creatures waited on her porch for help. She helped found a cat rescue and has shared her home with an opossum, skunks, raccoons, and a crow. Her interest in communicating with animals was matched by a keen urge to help people connect with themselves and the natural world through stories.
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