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I Have No Friends

  • author: Russell J.T. Dyer

  • published: 2016-01-15

  • publisher: A Silent Killdeer

  • isbn: 978-0983185437

  • genre: women’s fiction

  • pages: 266



Lena has no friends and her family pushes her away. She says she prefers to be alone, but a strange woman who predicts her future, sees it differently. Faced with the beating drum of destiny, she tries to avoid the path before her, but life won’t let her.

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Influenced by Steve Martin

Someone mentioned recently that Steve Martin’s novel, Shopgirl has some similarities to this novel, I Have No Friends. It’s an interesting observation: it may have been an influence.

Writing Background Stories

Some readers have asked me about some of the minor characters in my novel. When I would start to describe these characters, I discovered more depth to them. For those who have read the novel, I’ve begun writing some back stories about them.

Lexi and Moondance

When I wrote Chapter Ten, I had not planned on including the song, Moondance but was inspired to do so when I heard it playing overhead. That led to a major breakthrough for the character, Lexi—and made for a much better chapter and novel.

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