Saturday, May 11, 2019

Badges, we don't got no stinkin badges

I'm working on an anthology that's a little different than my past projects which were mostly western horror. Dry Gulch is western, but I didn't tell the authors what it had to be. I just said where it takes place, which was Dry Gulch, Colorado and gave them a few stock characters. Authors were free to add whatever characters they wanted.  I'm still reading for it, but I've been really pleased. They are using my stock characters and there's a pleasant overall lack of walking badges. That's been a longtime peeve of mine, the two dimensional lawman in charge of every story.  About the only lawmen, ironically, are in a story I wrote.  The most popular characters are the alien piano player and the town drunk.

Well, I'm really enjoying putting this book together.  Can't wait for the final product.

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