The short story I wrote to go along with FORCE OF HABIT will be available soon. “By the Book” is set on Llannonn, the planet where most of the action in FOH takes place, and features Pel Darzin, one of the main characters in FOH. It also contains a character named Holly Jahangiri, Holly being the commenter who won the right to have her name in the story in my last contest, a character named Kurt Maxxon, the choice of Karen Overturf, who commented on every single appearance I made on my EEL’S REVERENCE blog book tour, and a character named Devra Langsam, named after the fanfic maven in whose fanzine, Masiform D, the Star Trek story upon which FOH is loosely based, appeared.
You can find a link to my current contest in the sidebar over there or on the links up there just under the blog banner.
Meanwhile, I’m posting today at Fatal Foodies, on the topic of miso.
WRITING PROMPT: Open a phone book or the newspaper or hit a web site at random and pick a random name. What kind of character would you create, beginning with the name alone (or, if your source includes the person’s profession, the name and business)?