The Trouble with Sin


Sin:  Oh for the love of the gods!  I don’t look anything like that!

Author:  Sorry.  Thief images on the internet are rather basic.  It was either this or a leather-clad woman that would be equally at home on a stripper pole.

Sin:  Fair enough.  Why are you talking to me?  You never talk to us here.

Author:  You started it and I might have unlocked something when working on something for The D/A Dialogues.  Want me to stop?

Sin:  Go ahead.  Tell everyone the problem you’re having with me.

Author: I really have to de-brat you.

Sin: Losing daylight, author boy.

Author: Fine.  Here we go:

Sin is my adventurous thief that will be hitting his series after Luke, Clyde, Darwin, and a few stand alone books.  I created Sin as a Legend of Zelda clone in high school, he went to sleep for a while, and awoke in college as something else.  He is the most cunning of my main characters with the ability to find an answer in an instant.  His main weapon is a crossbow too, so he isn’t a close-range fighter or a spellcaster.  He uses a magic crossbow by the end of his first book, but whatever.

Anyway, I keep loading books onto him because of his style.  Each Sin book has 4 acts and comes off like a Final Fantasy game.  Multiple tiers of villains, ancient ruins, new allies in every story, entire world on the line, and sacrifices to be made.  So, when I have a big story that can span all of Windemere, I look to Sin.

Sin:  Which I greatly appreciate.  Makes me feel special.

You are.  The problem is stemming from the original plan.  It was supposed to be 7 books with each villain embodying a deadly sin.  Then I came up with a story revolving around the Weapon Dragons and would return an old villain to the world.  So, I made the last book about a villain that embodied all 7 sins.  Easy to do.  Until I came up with the idea to involve my immortals from the book I wrote in high school.  They show up and it gets simply messy.  I think I was going for Original Sin with that.  Yet, I fear I’m going too far with this.

Each story is epic and well-planned when I get to it.  I just wonder if I go too far and depend on Sin for too much.  Does anyone else do this?

Sin: I don’t really see what the problem here is.  Are you nervous about having to stop my series twice to move onto another series that I walked into the aftermath of?

Author:  Possibly.  It’s also self-doubt.

Sin:  Stop being an idiot.  Can’t believe Clyde, Luke, and I are in that head of yours.

Author:  Maybe I should do an interview with you.

Sin:  You realize that would open the door to all of your characters getting one even if their book isn’t out yet.

Author:  Probably should think about that.

About Charles Yallowitz

Charles E. Yallowitz was born, raised, and educated in New York. Then he spent a few years in Florida, realized his fear of alligators, and moved back to the Empire State. When he isn't working hard on his epic fantasy stories, Charles can be found cooking or going on whatever adventure his son has planned for the day. 'Legends of Windemere' is his first series, but it certainly won't be his last.
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12 Responses to The Trouble with Sin

  1. ioniamartin says:

    I would have to say you may blame Katie for this over at D/A dialogues. Sin sounds just as stubborn as that bloody druid.


    • He’s just angry that Clyde, Luke, and Darwin have been talked about on here while he’s been left behind. He’s the oldest in terms of creation and youngest in terms of character age. He’s also more arrogant and cocky than Luke because he can pull off the stunts without getting hit.


      • ioniamartin says:

        He needs to take one of these deal with it baby pills. You know, like the ones I give you when you read reviews?


      • I know. Not sure what’s really wrong with him. He’s supposed the be the calmest of the four. I think there are still some remnants of a bad version of him. I tried playing Sin in a D&D game, but it went terribly and he turned into an impatient, arrogant brat by the end. I swear, I won’t let him fall into that again. Though, he is 16.


  2. It’s totally D’s fault (okay, and mine, I suppose…:-) ) Perhaps the demands placed on Sin in your series may even out his impatience – maybe like growing pains?? Sin certainly sounds like he has the panache and *personality* to pull it off!


  3. First of all, Sin is cool as he is for the bit you showed us here! Don’t change him! And second an applause for you for the original way you picked to sort the problem with your Sin! I think you don’t need an interview, Sin was pretty clear!!! Awesome!


  4. C.N. Faust says:

    I like this guy. He could easily become a new favorite.


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