Making Characters Quirkier

I’m having a lot of fun with my writing project, It Was Her Eyes. I keep thinking of ways to inject humor into scenes as they are revealed to me. My protagonist and some of the characters are beginning to develop quirks that I hope and believe will give the story another dimension and add pleasure for the reader.

Humor can be a tricky thing to pull off and can easily fall flat. I hope to enlist the help of beta readers on which to test various scene ideas in the near future. Please let me know if you’d like to be a beta reader. A bonus is that beta readers get to experience the first unedited rough draft(s) before anyone else, and their feedback can lead to great improvements of the end product.

I plan to share one or more scenes that display some of the humor as it develops.

This story is staying alive inside me and growing. As ideas keep flowing I’m beginning to believe it has a decent chance of becoming my first full novel or at least at least a novelette or novella. That is a more ambitious project for a fiction project than I’ve taken on to date, but I’d love for it to grow into a sizable stand-alone project.

With Love,






About russtowne

My wife and I have been married since 1979. We have 3 adult children and 4 young grandsons. I manage a wealth management firm I founded in 2003. My Beloved is a Special Education teacher for Kindergartners and First Graders. I'm a published author of 23 books in a variety of genres for grownups and children. In addition to my family, friends, investing, and writing, my passions include reading, watching classic movies, experiencing waves crashing on rocky shores, hiking in ancient redwood forests, and enjoying our small redwood grove and fern garden.
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