Coryn of Bellsferry: Blood Thieves -Chapter 5: Unexpected Guests

Hunter aesthetic!  Coryn Aesthetic! Chapter 5 of Coryn of Bellsferry: Blood Thieves is here! Check it out on Wattpad! “I shivered, despite the summer heat. What if something happened to me? What if the Blood Thieves got to me? What would that do to my daughter, losing the person closest to her? She barely knewContinue reading “Coryn of Bellsferry: Blood Thieves -Chapter 5: Unexpected Guests”

What is it about a book’s first page that keeps you reading?

I’m curious: What is it about a book’s first page that keeps you flipping? Are you able to share an example of a book whose first page just grabbed you and held on until the last page? I want to know what book did that for you and why. Then I can go Amazon-“Look inside”-stalkContinue reading “What is it about a book’s first page that keeps you reading?”

Killing Your Characters

So killing off characters in your story: is it fun for you, or torture? I’ve been on both sides of this fence, and I can say that now, it’s leaning toward more fun. For me, there’s something about the shock of it, the later oh-so-hoped for justice, the real-ness it adds to the danger andContinue reading “Killing Your Characters”

Why Are My Sidekicks Outshining My Hero?

I still struggle with this very thing: thinking my main character isn’t as interesting as his friends and other characters. So in this post, I invite you guys to share your thoughts, opinions, and any advice you have on this subject. Do you relate? Or is your MC/hero the most lovable person in your story?Continue reading “Why Are My Sidekicks Outshining My Hero?”

Writing Craft Wednesday: How to Hook Your Readers from Line One

My article title hooked you–ha! Seriously, your first line is your very first impression. I’m one of those readers that will be ready to tap-out if the first sentence of a novel is not gripping. I am not one for giving such novels, “a chance,” because when I do, I am usually right about the story and/orContinue reading “Writing Craft Wednesday: How to Hook Your Readers from Line One”