Tag Archives: Characters

THE EYES HAVE IT

It seems like I’ve been working on this novel forever, but it’s actually been a little over a year. My happy news is the manuscript is completed and in the hands of the editor I use to help polish my … Continue reading

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A TALE OF TWO STORIES

At any given time, I have multiple story ideas ping-ponging around in my brain. Usually, if I am patient, one rises closest to the surface screaming “Choose me! Choose me!” At that point, the other story ideas recede into the … Continue reading

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KIRKUS REVIEW OF STAR CATCHING

  My Kirkus review of STAR CATCHING arrived yesterday. While close to two-thirds was a summary of the story line, it closed with the following review (the excerpt follows the Kirkus policy for excerpts: “…Young Sarah is an appealing, memorable character … Continue reading

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INSIDE THE MIND OF A SWEET SIXTEENER

I am moving. I’m also attempting to create a believable sixteen year old girl for a new story line. How are the two related? I’m fifty years removed from being sixteen. And I had no children. How can I recall … Continue reading

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Character Creation and Development

I’m happy to welcome author Amy Tupper as my guest blogger today. Amy is the author of Tenderfoot and the soon to be published Blinded. As an author, the creation of characters for a story is of vital importance. Each … Continue reading

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