The 2019 Interview Series Featuring Marcia Meara

Author Don Massenzio

625smallWhat comes first in your writing, the plot or the characters?

Characters. Every time. I think about someone that would probably have an interesting story to tell, like an eco-tour boat captain and a wildlife photographer. I know they’ll provide me with lots of background I’m familiar with, and I have a feel for who they are before I begin to build a mystery or drama around them.

In the case of my second Wake-Robin Ridge book, A Boy Named Rabbit, a little boy alone in the wilderness came into my mind as I was falling asleep one night. I could swear I heard Sarah Gray (from Book 1) tell me he needed for his story to be told, and by the time I woke up, I knew exactly who he was and why he was alone. I went straight to the computer and started writing down every word of…

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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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4 Responses to The 2019 Interview Series Featuring Marcia Meara

  1. Marcia says:

    Thank you so much for sharing this today, Charles. It was great fun to take part in Don’s 2019 Interview Series. 🙂


    • You’re welcome. It is a fun series to participate in.

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      • Marcia says:

        I agree, though I’ve missed several of the interviews. For some reason, even though I’m following the blog, I’ve stopped receiving notices. If it weren’t for you sharing the posts here, I’d probably never find them. 😦 I need to talk to Don to see if we can determine how to fix the issue. In the meantime, so glad you reblog them. Thanks! 🙂


      • That’s strange. Though I’ve found that there are some blogs I can’t comment on at random intervals. Might be a WordPress issue.


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