Q&Q (More)

And now back to reader questions. Heather Hannah Knopp writes:

“You’ve probably been asked this before, but what was your inspiration to write from Chet’s perspective? From the first few pages of “Dog On It”, and Chet was getting high from riding in the car with his head out the window, I was hooked on his storytelling and utterly charming POV. How do you “get inside” Chet’s head? (okay, that’s two questions, but I know Chet can handle up to 2 😉 )”
Answer: 1. Inspiration: One evening my wife said, “You should do something with dogs.” Twenty minutes later I’d written what became the first page of Dog On It. Just to see if it worked. We voted 2-0 that it did. (No kids at home at the time – we could have lost 4-2.)

2. Getting inside the head: I have no satisfactory answer to this. It has to do with the imagination, of course, but how to describe the nuts and bolts of the imagination at work? And is it always a good idea to look under the hood?

(And to the Plunderers: I love my calendar! Many, many thanks!)


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7 Responses to “Q&Q (More)”

  1. B. Stover
    11:04 am on November 27th, 2020

    It works very well!

    Good day to all.

  2. Wose-The Small and Meek
    11:44 am on November 27th, 2020


    I am glad OFA’s wife told him he should do something with dogs! I am also glad OFA loves the calendar!

    RIO! I never saw the film “Judy.” Several years ago, there was a made for TV film based on the book “Me and My Shadows” by Garland’s daughter Lorna Luft. The woman who played the young Judy, Tammy Blanchard, was excellent, and looked a lot like her. Very sad that such a talent like Garland had such a short, tragic life.

    Very good afternoon to all!

  3. Riõ - The Evil Pug
    2:29 pm on November 27th, 2020

    Rose!…The check is in the mail!…snort!snort!

  4. Wose-The Small and Meek
    3:36 pm on November 27th, 2020

    RIO! Thanks!

  5. Herd of Hounds
    6:25 pm on November 27th, 2020

    Nice calendar! Sadie’s picture made Digger smile.

  6. Riõ - The Evil Pug
    8:47 pm on November 27th, 2020

    Whew!…Thanksgiving really tuckered us out…burp!…Plus all those unexpected guests threw a wrench in the day…snort!…Mother and my friend have decided this will be the last time turkey will be cooked…grunt!…I don’t know if it is the year or what, but turkey just doesn’t have any appeal anymore…wuffle!…Thank dawg there is ham!…snort!…And prime rib!!…chuffle!

  7. Wose-The Small and Meek
    9:07 pm on November 27th, 2020

    RIO! Prime rib…Slobber!

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