Sunday, October 3, 2010

Review: The Other Side of the Page by Terry Odell

Title: The Other Side of the Page
Author: Terry Odell

Read copy: eBook
Published: July 2009
Publisher: Cerridwen Press

An author is interviewing characters, looking for just the right people to be in her next book. After she finds just the right couple, she has to manage them through difficult scenes and rewrites, and persuade them to come back for a sequel.

It's actually a fictionalized nonfiction piece looking at how a writer develops character. It's short and funny, especially watching the author be manipulative when she knows the characters aren't going to like what's coming.

My rating:

An author is casting her new book, conducting interviews with possible heroes and heroines...

Not much of a story, more like a sneak peek into the true book she's casting for. It didn't make me itch to read that one, though.


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