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Writing Lessons #1

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When writing a story with a lot of named characters do not give secondary characters similar names.  The Rangers on The Arrogant Lion are named Fenuchi and Fundowkoski. (Holiday and Verde as well, but they are easier to differentiate.)

The Engineering Tech is named Flavius.

This has lead to some confusion on my part and I am sure I have used Flavius and Fenuchi somewhat interchangeably even though Flavius is clearly the Engineer and Fenuchi has the additional task of being the ship’s medic.

Sorry for any confusion when reading the book.

Timeline: November 28, 2151

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The Arrogant Lion departs with Commander Wasboski to open negotiations with the Aeraks Clan, on of the members of the High Alarian Senate.

Character: Larry

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Rank:  None

Affiliation:  Earth Unified Fleet (Stranger)

Assignment: The Arrogant Lion, LRRS 12 of 15, 2nd Squadron

1st Appearance:  Scouts Out

Description:  Positrontic Brain

Nickname:   The Box.

Hobbies: Predicting the final contours and shape of a popped kernel of corn.  By the Final Renegade Tale he has all the positronic brains betting on the outcome and setting odds.

 

Ship: The Redemption

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Affiliation:   United Earth (Stranger) Fleet

Designation:  Fleet Command Ship

Class:  Echo

Personnel:  3,534

Support Ship: None

Tender:  395

Commanding Officer:   Admiral Bashir

Positrontic Brain:  Unknown

First Mention:  Scouts Out

Character: Faith Westlock

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Rank:  Warrant Officer

Affiliation:  Earth Unified Fleet (Stranger)

Assignment: Chief Technican of all Recon Ships assigned to The Endurance,  2nd Squadron

1st Appearance:  Scouts Out

Description:  Human female, blonde, curvy, athletic.

Nickname:  Unknown

Hobbies: Watching musicals with Leo Grant.  Designing holographic dating areas for her friends.

Background: originally from Australia, third generation descended from the convicts, prepares to wear the uniform jumpsuit as opposed to the typical two piece uniform

Writing Background:  What can I say I have a soft spot for blondes, but I also have a soft spot for girls with hair.   

Character: Maria Van Petterson

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Rank:  Lt. Junior grade

Affiliation:  Earth Unified Fleet (Stranger)

Assignment: Chief Pilot of The Endurance,  2nd Squadron

1st Appearance:  Scouts Out

Description:  Human female, dark hair, young.

Nickname:  Unknown

Hobbies: Unknown

Background: knows a great deal about Thoroughbred horses and enjoyed riding.

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Character: Patrick Devlin

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Rank:  Marine Lieutenant

Affiliation:  Earth Unified Fleet (Stranger)

Assignment: Platoon Leader,  2nd Marine

1st Appearance:  Scouts Out

Description:  Human male.

Nickname:  The Devil, but his men.

Hobbies: Unknown

Background:  In charge of the Marines running drills on The Endurance.

Writing Background: