Life & Books: Hanging Out With Our Characters

Life & Books: Hanging Out With Our Characters Characters. Characters. Characters. Every writer has a cast of characters inside their mind. Some of the cast are great people, people who–if they were real–you’d want to be friends with. But then there’s those other characters… The villains. The alpha male who reads good on the...

Life & Books: YOU and HIDDEN BODIES

Life & Books: YOU and HIDDEN BODIES   My favorite book of 2015 was YOU by Caroline Kepnes. Why did I love it? It was different than anything I’ve ever read. Joe the main character isn’t a good guy. He’s a bad guy. But there’s just something about him. Something compelling and almost redeeming....

Life & Books: Building A Character

      This week on Life & Books, me and Brinda Berry chat about building one of my characters–Lathan Montgomery from HUNT THE DAWN (formerly known as Dangerous Dreams).   It might surprise you how he came to me…   How do your characters come to you? Do they arrive fully formed or...

Life & Books: Kissing Characters

This week on Life & Books, me and Brinda Berry discuss first kisses in our manuscripts. First kisses! What could be better than the moment when the hero and heroine finally have their first kiss? Well, maybe when that first kiss turns into more, but that’s a topic for another post. Have you read...