Friday, 20 April 2012

R is for Richard

My plan for the A - Z Challenge is to write every post as if it were a diary entry by a character from my WIP. Today's post comes from Leah Walker. 


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I've worked in a lot of places, but I've never had a boss like Richard Bailey. He's a dream. If there's something you need, he'll go out of his way to help you, and it wouldn't even occur to him to ask for anything in return. His passion for his team is like nothing I've ever seen before, and it's amazing to be a part of something so special.

When I first met him, I was terrified. I really thought he'd be a scary manager, like the ones you see on TV, screaming at players whenever they do the smallest thing wrong. Richard doesn't work that way. He's laid back, and it earns him a lot of respect. You'd think that being so easy going would mean the players walked all over him, but instead, they work harder.

Richard sort of ... adopted me when I joined the team. I think he feels protective of me because I'm so far away from home. It's like having an extra dad to turn to! My move from Boston to L.A was made so much easier because of him, and I will always be grateful for that.


24 comments:

  1. Aww, so sweet of Leah to say Richard is like having a second dad to turn to. He sounds awesome. Why have I never had a boss like Richard?

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  2. I like Richard! *Waves frantically* This was a sweet post, nice and strong bosses rule.

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  3. Excellent entry. Richard sounds like such a cool boss, and I love the way Leah talks about him. You can really feel the affection she has for Richard, and it's great she has someone in L.A to rely on.

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  4. I love the way you know your characters so well. They are so true to life.

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  5. Richard sounds excellent! I always prefer a laid back leader over a power-hungry tyrant: you'll always work harder for the former!

    It's so sweet that Leah sees him as a second dad :')

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  6. Richard sounds really great. I love the genuine warmth Leah feels towards him.

    You gotta publish the book soon, k? Now you're just teasing. ;-)

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  7. Richard sounds like a wonderful man.

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  8. Richard is Leah's soccer coach? You've got me intrigued by the plot. I have a great boss and that is a rare, beautiful thing.

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  9. I love this character! I can just feel the emotion pouring out of the words! :D

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  10. everyone should experience a boss or even as a friend, like richard--nice

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  11. A good boss is hard to find, and a gem to be treasured when you do find them! I've had some pretty rude/annoying 'managers' or bosses in my time but nothing truly awful.

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  12. If I was single, I'd call him. Is he forty-ish and hot?

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  13. I love to see a character from another characters eyes :) Well done.

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  14. Nice. I really like all the vantage points we get of each character and some of the other too.

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  15. That's a good technique - seeing characters from another character's POV. Richard sounds ideal :-)

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  16. Aww, this was sweet. I'm really enjoying these!

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  17. We should all have someone like that in our lives.

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  18. That's so sweet. It made me smile.

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  19. I just found your blog. What a great theme!

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  20. Lovely character! When I get stuck, I interview my characters (I used to be a psychologist) and get them to tell me about their past. This is a lovely way to develop them! New follower - from N Devon!

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  21. He sounds like a great fellow.

    Denise

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  22. awww! Go Richard! What a great guy. :)

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