Under no illusions #AtoZChallenge – Peculiar ‘Pen fellows’ – Quirks only a writer can understand

  Under no illusions  When my cousin was younger, she had an imaginary friend. Her parents would even set an extra place for her at the table. I remember wondering what my own dinner table would look like if I invited all my imaginary friends – the ones who follow me around in my head.   … Continue reading Under no illusions #AtoZChallenge – Peculiar ‘Pen fellows’ – Quirks only a writer can understand

Picking out of a hat #AtoZChallenge – Peculiar ‘Pen fellows’ – Quirks only a writer can understand

  Picking out of a hat  Let's talk about names. There are many techniques writers use to find the perfect name for their characters. We often talk about them as though they're our children, so it's kind of funny to get caught researching baby names on google and having to talk family members down from a ledge! But seriously, … Continue reading Picking out of a hat #AtoZChallenge – Peculiar ‘Pen fellows’ – Quirks only a writer can understand

Feeling Blue #AtoZChallenge – Peculiar ‘Pen fellows’ – Quirks only a writer can understand

Feeling blue Yesterday, I touched on the subject of completing a novel, and the thrill we experience. What I didn’t talk about is the flipside, the turbulent emotions that are often akin to mourning. This tends to happen when we reach the end of our journey and it begins to sink in that we will … Continue reading Feeling Blue #AtoZChallenge – Peculiar ‘Pen fellows’ – Quirks only a writer can understand

Honouring the work: IWSG

I'm sure most people have heard of the Insecure Writer's Support Group (IWSG), but this is the first time I've taken part. The purpose, as stated in the IWSG website, is: to share and encourage. Writers can express doubts and concerns without fear of appearing foolish or weak. Those who have been through the fire can offer assistance … Continue reading Honouring the work: IWSG

Favourite Characters/Screen Characters Tag

I was tagged by Callum and Celine to list my ten favourite screen characters. It was a hard challenge to resist, well... until I began to jot the characters down, and then it was just hard! I quickly discovered I was well on my way to making a top 100! But, I somehow managed to whittle it down. There was … Continue reading Favourite Characters/Screen Characters Tag

Did That Monster Come Out of You? By Charles E. Yallowitz

Thank you to Melissa for offering to host a promo/guest blog. Now to get the introduction and promo stuff out of the way. My name is Charles E. Yallowitz and I’m the author behind the Legends of Windemere epic fantasy series where the latest one is Sleeper of the Wildwood Fugue. I also just released … Continue reading Did That Monster Come Out of You? By Charles E. Yallowitz

Blitz Tour Feature – Angelic Confessions: Character Interview

Jan Marie, author of Angelic Confessions has provided us with a character interview - courtesy of the tour host, Kathryn Jenkins at Dragon Knight Chronicles. Character Interview: Aye You were a very confused child and spent much of your childhood sheltered by Father. Did you ever feel true resentment towards him? I confess I did. I … Continue reading Blitz Tour Feature – Angelic Confessions: Character Interview

New Release – Desert Sunrise by Gina Briganti

I'm thrilled to announce the new release, Desert Sunrise, book two of the Natural Gifts series by Gina Briganti. Today begins a week long journey into the lives of Lucy Shannon and Stan Spellman, with guest appearances from Joe Jacobs and Dana Carapelli from The Dreaming. Today I'll be sharing a special interview, and will … Continue reading New Release – Desert Sunrise by Gina Briganti

The longest ride anyone would want to go on

The Longest Ride by Nicholas Sparks The first time I read the Notebook I fell in love with the characters, and with the style in which Nicolas Sparks brought the love story to life. By the end of the book I’d been through such a rollercoaster of emotion I was literally worn out. It was … Continue reading The longest ride anyone would want to go on

Under the spotlight

It's still early days, and we're still adding new and exciting content. One of the things we thought may benefit and interest readers is a section on everything character related. So, with that in mind, we've created a page dedicated to profiling characters. It is a space for discussion about how characters are developed, what … Continue reading Under the spotlight