Since I’ve trimmed down my posting schedule, I had to choose just one member of my Calligraphy Guild cast to interview this month. I love ALL of the Calligraphy Guild MCs, but Sairsha ended up selected since really the plot revolves around her (though she’s not the primary protagonist). Sairsha is an artist, calligrapher, and orphanage volunteer. Enjoy her interview! :) Continue reading “Character Interview: Sairsha Kincaid”
Every year, Rosalie Valentine hosts a Flash Fiction Dash, which is a couple of weeks in which authors across the blogosphere (and beyond) write flash fiction based on a prompt assigned by Rosalie, post them on their blogs if they have them, and then Rosalie gathers them all into one glorious wrap-up post at the end. I saw it last year, but thought I couldn’t write anything that short, but this year I decided it would be a good way to get back into short stories in a more gradual and fun way… and I was basically right. The only problem is… with any new short story comes new characters that I have NO IDEA WHAT TO DO WITH beyond the story, so now these characters are rattling around in my brain.
But enough of my yakking. Here’s the prompt I started with: Continue reading “Flash Fiction: Remember”
I really, really, really wanted to love this book. I had high hopes, going in, and the book just… didn’t deliver. (I do list positives at the end, I promise. :P)
First, the writing style was bland. There wasn’t enough description or action to balance out the dialogue, and the dialogue was bogged down by repetitive descriptions of itself. Like the spot where it’s mentioned that Gwen laughed because she was amused. Or where she said “Perhaps” and we’re told it was noncommittal. A lot of places just could have benefited from trimming things down in a lot of places and bulking them up in others. Continue reading “Book Review: The Hidden Queen by Janelle Garrett”
Halder is another character from The Masked Captain, another friend of Rynn’s, and I love him so much. XD He’s sweet, honorable, fun, loves both storytelling and music, and is just all-around an awesome character. (I promise I didn’t set out to create nearly my dream guy, it just happened.) I hope you enjoy reading about him as much as I enjoy writing him! Continue reading “Character Interview: Halder Eckard”
History is a foundation for the present. Without history, we wouldn’t be close to where we are today, and the same is true of your fictional world; all of the events in your world’s history have led up to where it is now, which is why it’s important to know that history and know how everything came to be the way it is. Let’s dive into a few things to think about when considering a world’s history. Continue reading “Discovering Your World: History and How it Affects the Present”