The Bus Metaphor: Character Development, Not Anthony Hopkins

Welcome to Q & A Wednesdays by Book Mentor, Ezra Barany. This week Ezra plays with the bus metaphor for character development.

Good news this week’s winner of a 30-minute complimentary consultation of your novel with Ezra is: Alica Mckenna Johnson. Congrats! We’ll be contacting you for your Book Mentoring session with Ezra.

This week’s “Q & A Wednesday” goes over the bus metaphor as an insight to human behavior for the characters in your story. Many people think that we all react more or less the same way if we’re late for work. The reality is that the way we react depends on how many minutes late we are! With apologies to Anthony Hopkins.

Here’s our question for you: What are your thoughts time and character development in your life and in your books?


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We love hearing from you! And to prove it and show my love and adoration, for the month of September, everyone who leaves a comment to this post and any post on the Writer’s Fun Zone I will enter your name in our giveaway. If you comment and link back to my blog on your blog, you’ll get your name in the giveaway twice.

If you leave a comment and link back to my blog, and mention my books Overcome Writer’s Block: 10 Sparks to Ignite Your Creativity or The Writer’s Adventure Guide: 12 Stages to Writing Your Book in your blog, you get your name entered three times. What do you win? Book mentoring support from the newest member of our team, Book Mentor, Ezra Barany.

We will pick a winner every week for 30-minute complimentary consultation about your novel with Ezra. At the end of August we will pick a winner for the grand prize: A 60-minute complimentary consultation about your novel with Ezra. Good luck!

Note: We’re keeping all the names for a final GRAND, GRAND PRIZE of a complimentary ticket in Ezra’s year-long program Finish Your Page-Turning Novel launching January 2012. ($2,000 value) For now, we will draw weekly for 30-minute consult and monthly for a 60-minute consult.

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PS. Both of the anthologies Beth as worked on have been bestsellers because most of the writers who contributed got involved with the marketing one way or another and increased sales: Writing Romance and When I Was There

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About Ezra Barany:
Who Ezra helps are writers who are having the challenge of completing their novel, the one that’s been sitting in the attic of their mind collecting cobwebs. Ezra helps them get clarity, design their strategy, tune their schedule, and reshape their novel into a compelling, page-turning, thumping good read.

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2 Responses

  1. Alica says:

    What a great surprise- this has totally made my morning!!
    Great metaphor Ezra- I can’t wait to see next weeks as pricing an e-book is tricky business.

  2. StoryMapsDan says:

    Breathe, Ezra, breathe! 😉

    Good thoughts, thanks.

    -Dan Calvisi

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