Writing the Circus

Meet the members of my personal circus and discuss the challenges of including beasties in books.

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  1. Nice little family,Carsen. I love animals, as well. As a reader, I think they add realism and a good foil to show us something about the character. As a writer, I’ve included one for the first time–a cat named Pearson. It was fun to watch my character share her problems with him. We’ll see how that works.

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  2. Since we all love animals, perhaps the question is more about how they can function within the story itself. Perhaps as a means of revealing some of the inner ruminations of the character s/he might otherwise not find a way of showing.

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