Ep 50: The one about crafting memorable characters
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(The Dudes in Hyperspace Podcast is presented by Chris Kennedy Publishing.)

Character Development… that is the topic the Dudes have come to discuss in this, the 50th episode of the Dudes in Hyperspace Podcast. Special thanks to bestselling fantasy author, Todd Fahnestock, for answering the call from the show host bullpen to fill in for Kevin Steverson.

The News

The guys go “around the horn” with news on their various writing projects and event schedules.

  • Rob – New book drops May 10 + Planet ComicCon in Kansas City talk.
  • Todd – ELDROS LEGACY talk + other upcoming fantasy projects and Planet ComicCon KC
  • Ian – THE LAST ARGONAUT (draft one) is in the can.
Topic Segment: Character Development in Story

The guys discuss the challenges of developing real-life, flesh and blood characters that resonate with readers in their stories.

Topics include:

  • Examples of great characters in books, film, or television. What made them special?
  • Taking the Journey: Must characters evolve to make a compelling story?
  • Does the Mary Sue ever work?
  • The guys recall some of their own favorite characters and what made them memorable.
  • Character development tips for aspiring writers.
Be sure to visit Todd’s website to learn more about  his books, then grab a copy of KHYVEN THE UNKILLABLE to see what all the talk is about! https://amzn.to/3xGeGfg


The guys break down the latest happenings around Chris Kennedy Publishing including this week’s new release — CONSEQUENCES by Nick Steverson.  Grab your copy today at https://amzn.to/3K4HzV2

Ian also runs down the latest audio and book news from CKP.

Pod Mail Segment

The guys answer questions from their listeners!

Subjects Include:

  • Will the USFL 2.0 sink or swim?
  • Thor: Love and Thunder trailer thoughts.
  • KHYVEN sequel talk.
  • Summer concerts.
The Dudes’ Pod Mail segment is presented by the International Association of Science Fiction and Fantasy Authors (IASFA).

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