Moving From the Spotlight to the Shadows and Back Again


Check out this post from Charles Yallowitz via his Legends of Windemere Blog with the topic: Moving From the Spotlight to the Shadows and Back Again

Legends of Windemere

Justice League Unlimited

I’ve mentioned a few times that I write ensemble cast stories for the most part.  Legends of Windemere is the easiest example since you can’t really say any of the champions are more important than the others.  This wasn’t any easy trick to pull off either.  Many people picked Luke Callindor or Nyx as the main heroes because they did take the spotlight more often, so I can’t say I was perfect here.  Yet, every hero had at least one book to shine in, which meant the others had to step back.  Moving from the spotlight to the shadows ran a few risks and challenges, but I think I did it as well as I could.  After all, you don’t see it very often in books.

This is where planning came in handy because that helped me position all of the characters for the story.  I…

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