Non-Human Characters

Where are the otherworldly POV characters in fantasy? I don’t mean dwarfs, elves, vampires and werewolves/shifters. I don’t have a problem with those beings. I just prefer characters like the Blood in Anne Bishop’s Black Jewels series and the Others from Sergei Lukyanenko’s Watch series. Otherworldly characters are fascinating. I Read more…

Characters and Careers

A career molds how a character views the world. For instance, writers see stories in everything. I use job and career interchangeably because, in my series, the word career doesn’t exist. In The Sciell, I didn’t have to worry about careers. The characters lived in a small community. They didn’t Read more…

Split the Story?

Thanks for your comments on my previous post Beta Readers. Gave me something to think about. +Damien Boath also suggested I divide my 200,000+ word manuscript into several books. It stuck with me. It’s an excellent idea! I’ve been trying to figure out how and if this will work with Read more…

Word Seasoning

You might’ve come across a book with some out of the box metaphors and similes. I’m currently reading The Steel Remains by Richard Morgan. This book makes me so happy. The characters’ voices are kinda badass. I can’t help highlighting lines. “Ringil manufactured a smile of his own- it felt Read more…

Bullied Characters

I was bullied growing up.  From sixth to eight grade I cried a lot because of what people did or said to me. When I went to high school, it died down to teasing and back-biting. Not every day, but it happened often enough that by the time I graduated, Read more…