Meet the Characters – Part 14

We continue to meet the characters of Center Stage.  Today I introduce you to Max.

Full name:  Max Savon Chamberlain

Age: 25

Physical Description: 5’10”, muscular, athletic. Has a 9/11 memorial tattoo on his left shoulder

Hometown:  Chicago, IL. Currently lives in Brooklyn, NY

Family:  Father is the Chicago fire chief.

Education:  New York City Fire Academy

Occupation: New York City firefighter

Hobbies: dancing, swimming, weight lifting, riding his Harley on the open highway

Favorite things:  his 1966 pinhead softail Harley Davidson motorcycle, a good beer, the New York Yankees, Rottweilers, fire engines

Favorite Places: dancehalls, the gym, Harley showrooms, single’s bars

Music Preference: Rock

Relationship Status:  Single

Weaknesses:  Has difficulty maintaining relationships. Struggles to express his emotions.

Character traits:  Caring individual with a protective nature. Goes out of his way to help those in need. Stands up for his beliefs. Humble. Dedicated to his job. Loyal friend. Pie junkie.

For other character bios, see links below.

Lauren    Lacy    Roger    Gabby    Nathan

Meet the Characters – Part 13

With the upcoming release of book 4 in my series, Center Stage, I would like to introduce you to two characters you will meet in this book. The first is Roger Zellers.

Full name:  Roger Alan Zellers

Age: 28

Physical Description: athletic build, muscular physique (body of a dancer), brown hair, hazel eyes

Hometown:  Owego, NY. Currently lives in New York City.

Family:  Father’s name is Gary. Mother is Sharon. Older brother, Peter Zellers.

Education: Took piano lessons as a child, starting at age five. Many years of dance training, voice lessons, and acting classes. Proficient in Standard British, Cockney, Irish, Australian, Brooklyn, and American Southern dialect. Dance styles include ballet, jazz, latin, contemporary, modern, swing, and various ballroom dances. Expert tap dancer. Has had formal stage combat training.

Occupation: Professional theatrical performer. Broadway credits include Newsies, Cats, Radio City Music Hall Tap Extravaganza, Sophisticated Ladies, Memphis, A Broadway Christmas Carol, Les Miserables, Chicago.

Hobbies: playing the piano, dancing, cooking, reading

Favorite things: performing on stage, tap dancing, poetry, classic literature, film noir movies, a good glass of wine, Mexican cuisine, Phantom of the Opera, classic theatre, modern art, sports cars, and fishing. Dedicated NY Knicks, Yankees, and Syracuse fan.

Inspired by: Billy Joel, Frank Sinatra, Humphrey Bogart, Gregory Hines, Bill Robinson, George and Ira Gershwin, Elton John

Favorite Places: the theatre, the beach, Central Park, piano showrooms, art museums

Music Preference: blues, jazz, classic rock, show tunes. Favorite song: Bohemian Rhapsody

Relationship Status:  Single and seeking

Weaknesses:  Forgetful – regularly loses cellphone and keys. Insecure in relationships.

Pet Peeves:  Selfishness, intolerance, and cruelty.

Character traits:  Generous with time and money and regularly donates to charitable organizations. Active in Broadway Cares fundraising efforts. Donates toys, food, jackets, gloves, and blankets to homeless shelters, children’s homes, and children’s hospitals. Genuinely cares about people. Outgoing personality, happy disposition, playful, enjoys life. Randomly dances or sings in public. Well-articulated, poised, confident, charismatic. Supports fellow performers and is knowledgeable about the business end of Broadway. Adopted a Scottish Terrier named Oliver.

For other character bios, see links below.

Gabby   Nathan    Lacy    Lauren    Max

Best Writing Websites of 2017

Stumbled upon this and thought some of you might find it helpful.  I’ve included a few more on the bottom of this page. Happy writing.

Best Writing Websites of 2017

For blogging Tips, check out The Art of Blog’s How to Write an Awesome Headline. It includes tips and links to other sites that give advice on pulling readers in with your article headline.

Rayne Hall’s Tips For Writers– Here you’ll find professional techniques to help you refine your writing project.

Bryn Donovan has a ton of helpful writing tips ranging from writing playlists to master lists of facial expressions and physical descriptions. She also has an entire segment on creating characters for a specific Zodiac sign. Her resources are invaluable.

If you need more help with character development, Ink and Quills has an entire page of information and resources. Other writing information is on there too. Just browse around and you’ll be sure to find something helpful.

Developing a writer’s platform is essential for any writer.  Your Writer Platform gives tips on how to effectively do that.

If you know of other great writing resources, please comment below. I’ll check them out and add them to the list.

 

 

Review – Scrubs

A decent, honest review of Scrubs.

The Scribblings

Randy Hanson is a second-year medical student immersed in his life of classes, study groups, and one-night stands. But that part of his life ends abruptly when he meets Jane, a gorgeous young psychology student. Soon, he has to find a way to balance the increasing demands of his medical training with his burgeoning relationship with Jane.

For all that Scrubs is about medical school, there isn’t a great deal of medicine in it. Instead, the focus is more on the toll that the time and effort involved can take on the people and their relationships. Obviously, the main one is the relationship between Randy and Jane, which is followed from first meeting to marriage, although others are given some attention as well. The progression of Randy & Jane is generally believable, with one or two hiccups along the way, although perhaps it is a little too smooth sailing.

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An Interview with Author L.M. Nelson

Check out my interview with michaelprelee.com.

Please note: This interview states that my 4th book will be released March 1st. Due to unforeseen circumstances, that timetable has been adjusted. The scheduled release date is now April 1st.
LMN

Michael Prelee

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L.M. Nelson is certified teacher and CPR/First Aid instructor. She enjoys poetry, music, photography, gardening, and nature walks. Aside from her Scrubs series, she has written several poems, some of which have been selected for literary magazines and published in poetry collections. L.M. Nelson grew up in California and the Pacific Northwest, but currently resides in South Central Texas with her husband and two children.

You’ve written three installments in your Scrubs series of novels. Can you tell us about the books and the series?

Writing the Scrubs series was a project I began before I started college. Over the years, the series evolved into what it is now. As I grew and matured as a person and a writer, my characters grew right along with me. As college students and new graduates, my characters worked to build their careers and establish themselves in the adult world, all while struggling with relationship…

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