The fourth and final deleted scene about Jonesy, who was banished to the Island of Lost Characters…
When you’re writing a book, the words don’t always fit. You cut a character or change a scene. It may disappear from the page, but in your head, it’s still there. It’s real. It happened.
The real-life news story that inspired Betting Game, and how an OPP expert in illegal gambling reinvented my bad guy. An interview on the Orca blog. #TuesdayTalk
If you play with people long enough, you get to know them pretty well. It’s true in team sports, and it’s true in writing. But sometimes, there’s just not enough room in the story. Sometimes we have to cut characters from the team.
That’s what happened to Jonesy. He’s Jack and Alex’s best friend and team captain. Stand-up guy. But he had to go. I just didn’t have room on my roster.