I’m commencing work on The Continent now that it is WWII oriented. Alas, the first thing that got scrapped was the characters. Well, the main character and his brother, definitely. Liv’s been replaced with a kid named Jim (for now), a pilot in the RAF.
Well, first off, Liv’s name. Livius is more a sci fi/spec fic name, not that of a WWII pilot. Secondly, I hope to tell his story eventually, and I can’t have two Livs running around. It would get too confusing.
At the moment, Jim is Liv’s shadow; they are both incredibly patriotic and would gladly sacrifice themselves for their respective countries. But I’m working on making Jim very different from Liv. I think the situations Jim finds himself in will define him.
I just realized that I like short, one syllable names for my protagonists.
By the way, does anyone know any good books about WWII era RAF?