A Past Beyond the Page

Last week, we talked about fleshing out characters by thinking of how they’d react in everyday situations that might not come up in the story. Another important factor in building characters that resonate with readers is working through their back story.

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Where did the character go to school? Did they have lots of friends? Or were they more of a bookworm than a social butterfly? Do they have siblings? A close-knit family? Did they have pets?

There are so many details that writers can think about in creating a character’s past. Continue reading “A Past Beyond the Page”

Writing Sympathetic Characters

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Part of my plan for 2019 is to write a series of blog posts that pull back the curtain on some of my thoughts and methods for writing. So many readers I talk to are curious about what goes on behind the scenes in the creation of their favorite books. I’ve also been approached by writers looking for different ideas for their craft. I hope sharing my process is illuminating for readers and writers alike!

This month, I’m going to focus on the foundation of most narratives—the characters. Continue reading “Writing Sympathetic Characters”

Villainy and Proximity

The second Forbidden Knights book is half-finished, and I have this nagging feeling that it needs a different villain. That’s not a revelation you want to have halfway through a novel (though it’s better than having it when you’re at the end, I suppose 😉 ).

I thought at first that I was just feeling a new form of self-doubt. No matter how I try to ignore it, though, the thought keeps coming back. At a certain point, I realize I need to pause and step back and ask myself, “Am I just too close to this to see it clearly?”

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The Forbidden Instinct Book Trailer!

I am so excited to share the results of my latest creative voyagesetting up my very own YouTube channel! I’ve already created a couple of videos to share with you, including my very first book trailer!

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In keeping with the Halloween season, the videos feature werewolves, goblins, and other Fairy Tale creatures. Plus, as always, romance!

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Forbidden Instinct

Are you ready for my first Halloween treat for you this year? Prepare for the cover reveal for the first in my new Paranormal Romance series, Forbidden Knights. It’s filled to the brim with sexy werewolves, smoldering vampires (not literally…well, unless they’re one of the bad guys 😉 ), and absolutely terrifying fairies.

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(Of course it’s after the bump 😉 ).

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