Thanks to everyone who grabbed a copy of The Girl with the Scar. Since the free campaign was such a success (#234 in free category with #3 in epic fantasy category), I’ve decided to extend it for ONE MORE DAY. Free digital copies will be available for download until midnight 4/13. Get it while you can!!
—— As a tribute to The Black Lands‘s scheduled release date of 5/23, take a free digital copy of The Girl with the Scar today!
As a tribute to The Black Lands‘s scheduled release date of 5/23, take a free digital copy of The Girl with the Scar today!
(Offer ends 4/12)
HOW TO MAKE BELIEVABLE CHARACTERS
Making a believable character whom we can all route for is tough. Yet, I was able to find a great example of how to draw the reader in with this video clip of Katy Perry’s “Roar”. Remember, you promised not to judge. Continue reading →
USING DIALOGUE TO CRANK UP TENSION
“Straight-forward dialogue can be a bit…eh…how should I say…. Well, I’d rather keep my opinion to myself.”
Here’s an example of a character backing off from a comment where the meaning is implied. These kinds of lines gave a novel a lot of body and create tension when tension is hard to find, especially if you have a man and a woman drinking wine at a romantic dinner date in the woman’s apartment. Continue reading →
MY 4 STAR REVIEW OF ONE IN THE CHAMBER
So I’m one of those guys who loves a kick-butt female lead. This book did not disappoint. I got the chance to take a gander and wow was I surprised.
One in the Chamber has it all.
Interesting plot twists.
Here’s a guest post I did some time ago. It may be of interest to new writers.
Originally posted on Poeta Officium:
Ok, so here is the interview. Enjoy :)
1/ What Inspired You To Write Your Current WIP/Published Work?
This is such an interesting question. I’ve always enjoyed writing. I can remember back in second grade whenever we’d have writing assignments, and the teacher would give us six or seven lines to fill in. I’d use those seven lines, and then I’d turn the sheet over and fill up half…
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HOW TO MAKE SURE YOUR CHARACTER IS PROACTIVE
Oftentimes new writers gather all the tools they need for their WIPs: pen, laptop, plot-writing books, character development blogs, villain sketches – you know how it goes. With all of these elements, there’s still one thing that’s missing, something that can hurt your novel and you won’t even know it until the reviews start pouring in. Continue reading →
HOW TO USE SETTING TO AID YOUR STORY
Figuring out where a character is in relation to his setting is, in my opinion, one of the most important elements to a story. I would even say that it’s the number one element of story-writing in terms of importance.
I know that’s a lofty statement, especially when there’s character development, plot, style, grammar, blah blah blah. But, if a character cannot be grounded within a narrative, the story will not survive. Continue reading →