Tag: Characters

Character Interview: Catessa Regan

Character Interview: Catessa Regan

For those of you who don’t know, Catessa is the main character of both Slander & Steel and The Last Assassin. (And I just interviewed her and a friend of hers from TLA last week, if you’d like to see them interact with each other.) She’s a thief and assassin who’s fiercely loyal to her makeshift family, hates reading, and has always been more comfortable near the sea than further inland. I’ll be interviewing her around the time of TLA, but I might have to dance around some things to avoid S&S spoilers. Enjoy! Continue reading “Character Interview: Catessa Regan”

Character Interview: Catessa Regan & Tiberius Alister

I’ve interviewed Tiberius before, but apparently not Catessa. That’s interesting. I’ll have to fix that soon. But anyway, today I’m going to interview the two of them together, as a couple. I really enjoyed diving back into The Last Assassin, and their relationship. They’re so much fun together and they’re so close to #relationshipgoals for me. XD I hope you enjoy their interview as much as I did! Continue reading “Character Interview: Catessa Regan & Tiberius Alister”

Character Interview: Trey Rogers & Raegyn Lee

Raegyn is one of the two POV characters in Unstoppable, one of the books I’m working on with Allie. She’s quiet and she has stealth/invisibility powers. Trey is her love interest/boyfriend (obviously). He’s organized, great at planning, sweetly protective, and has telekinesis. Enjoy their interview! Continue reading “Character Interview: Trey Rogers & Raegyn Lee”

Character Interview: Lauren & Emma Avery

Character Interview: Lauren & Emma Avery

Last week I interviewed Nathan and Levi, the main pair of brothers from… Brothers. This week I’m interviewing the female lead, Lauren, and one of her sisters. As with Nathan and Levi, I don’t actually know these characters very well yet, but figuring out characters through their interviews is a lot of fun, so we’re gonna do this anyway. I do know that Lauren is extremely optimistic and hopeful, no matter the circumstances, and her whole family is strongly Christian. Aside from that, we’re gonna find out. :) Continue reading “Character Interview: Lauren & Emma Avery”

5 Traits Every Good Antagonist Should Have

5 Traits Every Good Antagonist Should Have

Today, to finish out the last week before I get to start a super epic blog series I’m really excited for (you’ll find out just what that is next week when the first post of the series goes up), I’m writing about antagonists. I really like antagonists. It should probably be worrisome how much I like antagonists. But when they’re written well they can be some of my favorite characters in a book, at least for their depth. So we’re going to be talking about things you can focus on with your antagonists to make them deep and resonant with your readers. (Hopefully your readers aren’t like me and won’t make them favorite characters, but…)

Also, thanks to Savannah Grace and her video on whether Loki or Thanos is the better villain for inspiration for this post. (They mention a good number of other helpful traits for antagonists, if you want some more inspiration.)

1. Give Your Antagonist Motivation

No character is going to be compelling or interesting to read about if they don’t have Continue reading “5 Traits Every Good Antagonist Should Have”