Sunday, May 11, 2008


From: Jennifer

This question might be inappropriate since it is a small spoiler-type, but I have wondered about it. Why don't you let Aud buy the painting she likes in Always? I wanted her to have that.

I did, too. But in fiction it's important to not give your character everything she wants, or she becomes a wish-fulfillment/Mary Sue character, and readers hate her. In Always Aud got just about everything she actively set her mind to; giving her the painting (above: 'Antique Dressing Table' by Lu Jian Jun), too, would have been too much. Besides, Aud can't have it because it's mine :) Kelley and I call her Flossie.

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