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A Piggly Wiggly Christmas


Author Robert Dalby has written a series of Piggly Wiggly books; the most recent is A Piggly Wiggly Christmas.  I heard him speak at a book signing at Spring Hill Library, Spring Hill, TN and gleaned words of wisdom about developing characters. Dalby says characters need a real story; the writer should know ten times more about their characters than they reveal. Back stories should pace the revealed information about characters.  Don’t give away their entire story when they are introduced. “Reveal your characters as a spool of thread unwinds.” 

 Settings in his stories are of places he has known or wants to know. His Piggly Wiggly series is set in a southern town much like where he grew up. He likes to write about strong southern women. 

Robert Dalby signs A Piggly Wiggly Christmas for Mary Ann Weakley.

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