Let’s Talk Character

Characters. We know them. We love them. We love to hate them. Sometimes, we just flat out hate them. Some are dynamic, and some are flat. Characters are the central actors in any work of fiction. And I would dare to say that even in plot-driven novels, good characters make the difference between a good […]

Romance Update: Changing Roles?

So, here’s another weekly update on the cheesy paranormal romance novel I’m writing. Again, this novel is to take a break from the dark urban fantasy series The Adventures of Sam Hain. I’ve finished Act I, and I’m about to shake things up and propel the novel into Act II. Of course, now would be […]

Creating Characters: Ideals, Bonds, and Flaws

Let’s talk about characters today. We all know that we generally want our major characters to be fleshed out, round people. For those uncertain, I define major characters as the recurring characters whose attitudes and actions have a major impact on the narrative. These include the protagonist(s), sidekicks, mentors, love interests, antagonists, and villains. Minor, […]