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 →

*This is a post I had on my old blog, slightly updated and for your viewing pleasure because I loved it so much and still hold to it today.* I was having a brainstorming session with my critique partner months ago, and my delay in writing this post is equally long, but I wanted to finally get this out. Following said mentioned brainstorming session I remembered a little #editortip from Adrien-Luc Sanders. To quote: Think of people who’ve made an instant impression. Most compelling trait? Probably not their eyes. Those 2 sentences and 1 question stuck with me long after reading them. Then I hadRead More →