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Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Week 2 Podcast - Mistakes, Naming Characters and Writing

Many of you have asked Pat about how she finds names for all the characters in her books. The Week 2 Podcast for the Guerrilla Season Book Blog Project will answer that question along with how Pat caught a mistake in the novel before it was published and how she prepares to write. To listen to the podcast on your computer just click on the link below and it will play on your computer. You can also right click and select "save as" to save to it your computer and then move to your MP3 player.

Direct link to Guerrilla Season Podcast #2 - Mistakes, Naming Characters and Writing - MP3 Format - 9:00 Minutes

If you have any questions or comments about the podcast please add a comment by selecting the "comment" link below this post or send an e-mail to


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Violence and swearing have not been issues for me as I have read this book. I think Pat Hughes uses the violence wisely and doesn't throw it around the pages just to "liven things up". The fights fit well into the story, adding suspense and making the story more believable.

Lately, literature books used in class have a strict policy of "no violence" and "no vulgarity." It might be inappropriate, and it might cause some giggles, sure, but these things are part of human life. We can't ignore them - it would be like ignoring global warming.

- Matthew the Spectacular
Miller Creek Middle School, CA

3:04 PM  
Anonymous Pat Hughes said...

Matthew -

Your comments are so good, I want to make sure everybody gets to read them! So be sure to post them in the right place: you need to go to the bottom of the item you want to post on. PS, I think it's confusing too, because of the way the lines are placed :)


6:50 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The swearing in Guerrilla Season is not, well over used. The parts where it's used matches with the part that you read. Even though swearing is bad, the use of it in the book works well I guess.

10:33 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I do not agree with that criticism because there is not very much swearing in the book at all and the violence is a bear minimum.

12:30 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I do not think yhat violence and swearing is not used to much for young adults in the book Guerrilla Season. There is very little violence and swearing wich makes it not that bad. I personally think that it makes the book better.

Johnny Ricter

11:59 PM  

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