Characters are arguably the most important aspect of any story, and they're annoyingly easy to get wrong. Flat, uninteresting characters can ruin a book, no matter how great your plot is. Your readers aren't going to feel fully immersed in the story if they're seeing it though the eyes of a cardboard cutout. However, great… Continue reading How to write three-dimensional characters
So, what's going on with my stories? I am currently working on a trilogy of stories, set in the same world but revolving around different characters. The trilogy's title is The Unbound Saga. Book 1: The Thief's Pardon TTP is going off to an editor really soon. I'm already so proud of this story, and I… Continue reading It’s been a while
Most authors will agree that writing can truly be therapeutic. Sometimes we can work out our deep-seated issues with our characters. We can create the people we wish we were, and make the people we hate get their comeuppance. It's a chance to explore a life that never will be, to embody a great hero,… Continue reading Telling my own story.
Writers, like all creatives, often suffer from low self esteem. But there are also times when we feel unstoppable. John Lennon put it best when he said "Part of me suspects that I’m a loser, and the other part of me thinks I’m God Almighty." This quote probably feels as personal to most writers as… Continue reading Start Taking Yourself Seriously as a Writer.
"And what would you say are your worst qualities?" It's the question we all dread when it comes to interviews. Pointing out our flaws to someone whose job it is to scrutinize our character is almost impossible to do honestly. "I work too hard," "I'm such a perfectionist," Come on. No one believes the standard… Continue reading Deeply Flawed Diamonds.