Names, advice

Otter Perry ottertee at
Sun Mar 16 08:24:53 EST 2003

Charles Butler wrote:

> There's a thesis in this I suspect. What factors (generic, marketing or
> other) determine the pressures on a writer to update/age his/her characters
> (or not) as the years pass?

What Margery Allingham did, so as to avoid the ageless character, was to 
make her hero her own age.  So it was relatively easy for her to age him.
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