Who are the Highwaypersons? What are they like?
People have asked me about the main characters in my book Highwaypersons: Debts and Duties.
- It is hardly an unreasonable question and it is not one I should find difficult to answer. I invented these characters and I have been living with them for some time as I have written and rewritten, edited and re-edited the novel.
- There is, strangely enough, one difficulty. I keep being reminded that I should ‘show, not tell’ in almost all situations. Advice I appreciate. Salesmen, take note! I hope you will also think how it might apply to your situation, whoever you are.
- One reason for an author to follow such advice is that the readers should make up their own minds about the people they encounter in the book.
Despite this, I will say a few things to let you know what to expect.