Feedback, If You Please…

Posted: 17th January 2012 by Jeff Bouley / Deacon Blue in Announcements / General

Tried this via Twitter without much success, but since a fair number of people have passed through to check out the latest piece of fiction, let me see if I can persuade you to comment here on something for me while I work on the next chapter of “The Gathering Storm.”

While I write this fiction mostly because I feel I must, and I like it, obviously it makes me feel a whole lot warmer and fuzzier about the process when I know people are reading. So, I value each and every one of you readers immensely. So, I feel, in a way, that you are the customer, even though you don’t pay anything to read these (aside from whatever you paid to have a connection to the web). I won’t always please you readers, and I’m sure I’ll do something to irritate some of you at some point (like hit a touchy subject, kill off a character you love, etc.).

But I would like to let you weigh in a bit and, one hopes, help me write even better stories here in the future.

To that end, I’d like your feedback on what’s working for you here, and things perhaps you think I should cover in my fiction (that I haven’t or that I haven’t gone into deeply enough). But mostly, I’d like to get your feedback on characters.

Who are your favorites (villains, heroes and otherwise)? Don’t feel like you have to pick one; I’d like your feelings about any characters that notably please you. Also, which ones leave you feeling lukewarm, or you dislike…or perhaps loathe so much that you never even want to hear their names mentioned ever again?

And why do the characters in question make you feel one way or the other?

No need for long essays, though I wouldn’t mind if you had extensive thought, insights and inputs. This is a fiction blog, but a blog nonetheless, and most bloggers like to see comments one way or the other on posts (hint, hint).

Let me know. I’m a writer, but also a reader…and a listener. I’d like to know what you have to say.

  1. MiMGodfather says:

    Honestly, I have enjoyed basically all of the story thus far. The pacing is good, and I’m enjoying all of the characters. The few gripes I do have are mostly personal feelings more than actual critiques. 1) I really want this Zoe situation to come to a head. The anticipation of finding out how it all turns out is killing me! 2) I’m looking forward to how Cole develops in this universe, and whether he becomes a strong presence among the other heroes. 3) I’d love to have a scene take place where we get to “see” Mad-Dash and LadyKiller/HoneyBadger kick some ass together.

  2. Deacon Blue says:

    Zoe’s situation will be coming to a head quite soon, probably in a couple chapters from now or so. In fact, how that plays out is pretty much the crux of “The Gathering Storm” storyline…the tipping point, if you will, for what follows in the rest of the storyline, which in turn will impact the forthcoming multipart storylines.

    Cole will be an interesting project going forward. I have some ideas of where he’s headed, but not total clarity.

    Hadn’t really thought of the Mad Dash/Ladykiller thing specifically, but you bring up a good point. We probably should see them in some direct action.