Archive for the 'Characters' Category

Stelios the former best friend

Posted on August 19 2010 by James

I introduced you briefly to the main eight characters last time, but didn’t go into much detail. So I thought I’d tell you more about Stelios. (Please: do not think EasyJet.) If you’re a woman, or a gay man, be prepared to swoon over Stelios. He is stunningly good looking in that classical mould that [...]

The story so far

Posted on August 14 2010 by James

I’m beginning to feel we’re really getting somewhere with our movie, Shocking the Donkeys. We’ve now got a total of eight main characters, six of who live on Kalados (our fictional island which we really know is rather like Symi) and two living in New York. Menni is our early 70s, rather feisty yaya (grandmother) [...]

Essex girl Jane

Posted on August 4 2010 by James

I’ve decided the reporter will be an ex-pat British woman called Jane. She’s married to a Greek man on Kalados, and she’s originally from Essex. But she’s not an Essex girl, if you get my drift. Kalados is too small a place for its own newspaper, and I couldn’t see any other media organisation having [...]

Menni Wins

Posted on July 24 2010 by James

I’ve decided to make Menni the protagonist, not Petros. Greek Island is going to be her story. She’s the one who’s going to move the action along. This will make her a very interesting and challenging character. What I need to decide now is whether she is also going to be the Main Character (MC). [...]

Characters Emerge

Posted on July 23 2010 by James

First thing Jack needs to know is who the main characters are. I’ve decided to call my Greek grandmother Menni. Don’t know why. Seems like a very Symi sort of name to me. Don’t know anything about her yet, except she doesn’t want her grandson to marry another man. The grandson is Petros. He grew [...]