This post continues where Monday’s post (From Supreme Ruler of the Universe to Girl Next Door: How to Write Believable Characters) left off. You, as the supreme ruler of your story, have given your character a goal. Excellent. And your goal as a writer is to create a well-paced story that has compelling characters and […]
“I so did not see any of the twists in this one coming.” From Proud Book Nerd in the review for Love is Murder and my story, The Honeymoon. Cool!
First things first: There is no right or wrong way to create a character. Where your book is concerned, you’re God. So that’s my caveat. If you like what I have to say, great. Use it. If not, then just toss it. You’re the boss here. You’re in charge. (Feels nice, doesn’t it?) All characters […]
I’m so excited, because today is Release Day for When Passion Lies! You can snag your very own copy here or at your favorite bookseller: Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Random House Lots and lots of stuff going on today. As always, you can find me on the web by checking the calendar on the Where’s […]
As in life, first impressions are everything in writing fiction, and writers can learn a lot from the classic, stellar film, Raiders of the Lost Ark. That movie is, frankly, a wellspring of examples of great story-telling. Right now, I’m focusing on only one. First impressions Who is Indiana Jones? Well, he’s the hero of […]
Yay! Divergent by Veronica Roth is my neighborhood bookclub pick! Excited to read! Yes, as usual, I’m WAY behind the times…