Welcome back to another Open Book Blog Hop!
Today’s question is: Are any of your characters fans of a particular sports team?
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This week’s topic is going to be a short and sweet one for me. The simple answer is no. But I’ll expand on it a bit more at least. This isn’t by design. That is to say, I didn’t intentionally make my characters to dislike or be ambivalent towards sports. It’s more the case that sports haven’t featured in my book. They don’t feature in my work in progress either. In all fairness, I am not entirely sure why either. I am quite the armchair athlete. I love a bit of football, Formula 1, Moto GP, tennis, American football. Even, on occasion a bit of golf. When it’s an olympics year I try to watch as many events as the time zones allow.
So why don’t sports feature in Chasing Shadows, or my work in progress? It’s a simple answer really – they don’t really serve a purpose in the plot as it stands. It’s not overly relevant in the existing storyline. That said, there could be a place for them in a future story. Perhaps something involving airships. But then again, it would have to fit the narrative. I’ve always felt if it doesn’t serve the story then it doesn’t merrit a place in the writing. Given how much I enjoy making up the world in which my book exists, if sport does make an appearance it won’t be an exact facsimile of existing sports, it’d be a bastardisation of something we hace, made to suit the world. Lets see what comes up in future adventures for Edison and Selah.