Welcome to Voices of Fiction.
Over the last few weeks, we’ve heard of wonderful, memorable characters from a great group of writers.
The cast of characters ranged from past legends in the fiction world such as Scarlett O’Hara, to characters created by some of the greats in the writing world such as Agatha Christie and Janet Evanovich, and not to forget a wonderful selection of characters created by this group of writers in their own books.
Over the last few weeks, I’ve struggled over my own answer to this question. I managed to come to a final decision which includes two characters and one group of characters.
The most recent character to steal my heart and attention has been the Graveyard Queen, Amelia Gray. Amanda Stevens created a wonderful character with Amelia. Following her journey has been intriguing for me. I don’t read as fast as I once did and don’t have the time to sit for long periods to enjoy reading as I should. But, Amelia demanded attention and she received it. The first book in the trilogy, The Restorer, grabbed me and I read it in a matter of days. I had to wait patiently, or not so patiently, for the next two books, but when they arrived I dove right in. It’s been a long time since I was sad to reach the end of a book or series, knowing I would miss the characters. Amanda managed to bring this back to me and I am extremely thankful. Can’t wait to see what she comes up with next. Hope she has more plans for Amelia.
Of my own characters, Esmeralda of Escape to Love has been my favorite. In my own writing, I tend to like the supporting characters. When Constance finds herself in a new world, Esmeralda acts as her guide and support system. Without her, I’m not sure what would have happened to my main character.
The characters Stephen King created in the Green Mile have stayed in my heart and mind over the years. The Green Mile, in my opinion, outshines all of Stephen King’s creations. Although, there have been many casts of characters throughout his writing career who have led me to my own writing journey. Some criticize this writer's writing abilities, but anything he lacks he makes up for it with his creating of memorable characters.
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