Characters and the writers who torment them

As writers, we do terrible things to our characters over the course of short stories and novels - we throw obstacles in their paths, send them after serial killers, break their hearts, introduce them to their arch-nemesis, strand them in foreign lands, and make them flirt with disaster. Often when I'm in the middle of a story and … Continue reading Characters and the writers who torment them

A to Z – Y (WR)

It’s April again and that means it’s time for the A to Z challenge and this year, my theme for the A to Z Challenge is characters and narrators. Y is for Youth  Many novels favor the young characters. My genre (romance) nearly specializes in young heroines, aged from about 18-26 years old.  Heroes of this genre, however, have … Continue reading A to Z – Y (WR)

A to Z Challenge – Q (WR)

It's April again and that means it's time for the A to Z challenge and this year, my theme for the A to Z Challenge is characters and narrators. Q is for Quirky Quirky characters aren't boring, limp lumps of uninteresting - they're different, silly, cool, and fun.  And when your character is quirky, hilarity is sure to ensue. Many romance and … Continue reading A to Z Challenge – Q (WR)

A to Z Challenge – P (WR)

It's April again and that means it's time for the A to Z challenge and this year, my theme for the A to Z Challenge is characters and narrators. P is for Paramour   Merriam Webster defines a paramour as "a person with whom someone is having a romantic or sexual relationship and especially a secret or improper relationship." Oh … Continue reading A to Z Challenge – P (WR)