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The Defector Book Launch!

The Defector Book Launch!

The future cannot be changed…

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The Silver Shores

The Silver Shores

I have recently released second volume in The Amulet Saga. Previously titled “The Traveler,” Book Two, The Defector, is available for sale here! In the grand tradition I started when I released “The Heir,” then continued with “The Defector,” I am now beginning work on the next book in the series and will be posting […]

Creating Memorable Characters Part Eight: Character

Creating Memorable Characters Part Eight: Character

This is the final segment in my Creating Memorable Characters series. The topics we’ve covered so far are: Relatability, Uniqueness, Physical Traits, Tics and Mannerisms, Dialogue, and Backstory, and Choices. Today, we wrap it up with Part Eight: Character Ultimately, the thing that makes a character memorable is his or her character. His character is […]

Creating Memorable Characters Part Seven: Choices

Creating Memorable Characters Part Seven: Choices

I’m continuing my series on Creating Memorable Characters. So far, we’ve covered Relatability, Uniqueness, Physical Traits, Tics and Mannerisms, Dialogue, and Backstory. This segment is where it all comes together. Part Seven: Choices All of the elements of creating a character, from physical attributes to social interactions to backstory, contribute to the choices your character […]

Creating Memorable Characters Part Six: Backstory

Creating Memorable Characters Part Six: Backstory

Continuing my series on Creating Memorable Characters. So far, we’ve covered Relatability, Uniqueness, Physical Traits, Tics and Mannerisms, and Dialogue. These aspects of character development are all very superficial. They are the things that make a character stand out and come alive on the page. They are the things that make the character seem like […]

Creating Memorable Characters Part Four: Tics and Mannerisms

Creating Memorable Characters Part Four: Tics and Mannerisms

Continuing my series on creating memorable characters. So far we’ve covered relatability, uniqueness, and physical traits. Now, on to Part Four: Tics and Mannerisms This is often very similar to physical traits, and there is plenty of room for overlap, but there are also distinctions. One way that a mannerism might overlap with a physical […]

Change of Plans

Change of Plans

Five years ago, I had an idea and set fingers to keyboard to write it. I was obsessed with the story for the better part of two years. For three more, I learned the writing craft, polished the story and proposal. I pitched it at two conferences with a good response. Based on feedback from […]