Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Susan G. Mathis Interview with Yours Truly

I'm always honored to be featured on another website! And this time, fellow author, Susan G, Mathis, has interviewed me on her blog to discuss the release of Book 4 in my Blake Meyer series, When the Clock Strikes Fourteen. Come check it out. It's amazing how the questions vary, and you always learn just a little more from these interviews.

Click HERE to read it in its entirety. 

(And one little addition here that you won't find in the article: When I refer to the one-or two-syllable method, I found it interesting that many of your best and most famous heroes in both literature and film had names with one or two syllables, such as James Bond, Han Solo, Jack Ryan, Sherlock Holmes, Thor, Tony Stark, Black Widow, etc. Once in a while, you may find one with three (Luke Skywalker, Maximus, for example), but rarely did you find one with multiple syllables in both names, like the singer Englebert Humperdink. Of course, this rule or method is a rule of thumb generalization and has its exceptions. I also found the villains to have similar tendencies (one or two syllables, which somewhat lends to the general construction of names), but with more of a tendency to be multi-syllabic, e.g. Professor James Moriarty, Commodus, Hannibal Lechter, Maleficent. Again, these are some of the more memorable ones, but many villains have short names as well: Darth Vader, Nurse Rached, Green Goblin, etc. Isn't it amazing what goes through an author's mind, just to come up with a name of a character?) 

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