Part of the first week of this month I spent developing/fleshing out characters for the next two books I’m working on. Two at once… yes, I tell no lies. Both books have the bones of their stories plotted from beginning to end. I’ve created a basic outline of each character, but now comes the time I dive into them. It’s getting into their heads and often it requires more than just a basic physical description and backstory. In the good, ol’ beginner days, I’d simply list the GMC (Goal, Motivation, Conflict), Physical description (Age, height, hair style/color, eye color, clothing preference), Name, Occupation, and Backstory.Read More →

A public service announcement from Catherine Peace Ever read a book and wonder how the author created such an incredible, engrossing world? Do you want to BE that author? Writing is a lot more than just Characters + Dialogue + Action = End. For genre writers especially, worldbuilding is a critical skill that will help you create a world that jumps off the page and into your reader’s mind. How do you get there? Where do you start? Worldbuilding is one of the most intimidating aspects of the writing process, but it doesn’t have to be. In Why Worldbuilding (is the Secret Ingredient): The CompleteRead More →

Forgive me readers and friends, I’ve been a little absent as of late. I’ve been plotting up a storm and I’ve got lots of romance on the horizon. There’s some more of my Alternate History series, a contemporary series on the horizon, and my muse decided we weren’t done with erotic romance. With a ton of ideas brewing in this brain I’ll be busy for a bit. Plotting is a lot like exercising a muscle and with each repetition the idea firms and tones itself. In that way I’ve been doing a lot of repetitions to get to the final pieces of several puzzles. FromRead More →