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J. Douglas Burton

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in Cynthiana, KY, The United States
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J Douglas Burton is a clever pseudonym for real-life human being ‘James Douglas Burton’ who hopes you’ll never find out his real name.

Although born in the United States of America, Burton actually grew up on the bonnie shores of Scotland (and inland, as well) but moved back to the States as soon as he could afford it. Sorry Scotland.

Currently he resides in Lincoln, Nebraska, where he hopes to become a recognized author. Or even just recognized. Seriously, even his friends barely remember who he is.

He is the writer of "The Sleepwar Saga" YA novels, as well as several novellas available for the Kindle, including "The Star Travels of Dr. Jeremiah Fothering-Smythe" whose six installments are also available in collected versions both for the Kin
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Straw Soldiers (The Sleepwa...

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The Pack Runner

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The Beast Beneath the Bed

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I wrote a previous blog post about how "likeable" your protagonist needs to be.

But does the audience actually need to empathize with the character at all?  And to what extent?  That's what I want to think about today.

I dealt last time with characters who were evidently despicable, and how the writer (or director, in the case of movies) gets the audience onside anyway.  But what happens when you... Read more of this blog post »
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" Joan wrote: "Sounds like a more technical Secret Adventures of Jules Verne - which sounds great to me!

Is Hattie the POV character?"


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"This was a great, fun read! I'm not sure what I was expecting, but this was a pleasure. A creative, smart, and really fun take on a classic game. I didn't want to put it down. Very, very well done."
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TyCobbsTeeth TyCobbsTeeth Hello J,
Thanks for adding me. I look forward to working with you in the IACP.
Cheers!


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