As some of you are aware, the best way I have to figure out my characters is through character interviews. Basically, sitting down and having a conversation with them. Toward that end, here is the first interview for the new story, Blood Bound. Read it after the break!
Continue reading Character Interview with Brighton and Lynarra
So over the years of writing the book, I created some back story that I posted here. Now that the dust has settled so to speak, there is content on here that is not technically canon. Over the next few days or weeks, I will be adjusting back stories and gathering them together with the character interviews into one place for easy access.
Stick around, it’s turning into a fun ride.
You may have noticed that I do a lot of character interviews. I won’t even try to deny it. I don’t even post all of them, so there’s even more than you imagined. Why? Character interviews are kind of my go-to device when I get stuck. Let me try to explain why…
Continue reading Character Interviews
The dialog in Chapter 5 came out horribly. I was so busy trying to be clever that I completely failed at making it realistic. The conversation wanders all over the place, nobody gets to the point, and a couple of key revelations don’t even get made.
Because of this, I decided it was time to sit down with Llaewyn and have a little heart to heart chat with him. That is, as much as a human can have with a stuck up elf.
Warning: If you are still waiting to read chapter 5 (but didn’t already read the first draft), you might want to wait. Basically, if you don’t know who or what Llaewyn is, and want to find out the long way, skip the rest of this post.
Otherwise, read on for how it went.
Continue reading Character interviews – Llaewyn
I am having WAY too much fun with the character interviews. This little tidbit takes place after chapter 6. There aren’t any real big spoilers in it, but I do reference stuff that happens in both chapters 5 and 6 so if you are reading and haven’t gotten that far, some of this may not make sense. (actually,the ending references something in chapter 7, which hasn’t even been posted yet. Not a huge thing though.) On that note, let’s talk to Jerok.
Continue reading Interview with a thief…
Now it’s time for some of my nerdy analysis. Why does this work? What makes character interviews helpful? Continue reading Character Interview Part 4
So, who wants to see the fixed version of the text, now that I got into Mirian’s brain a bit better? WARNING: This has not been run through CC yet, so it is uncritiqued, and may be filled with epic suckage! Continue reading Character Interview, Part 3
So, now you’ve seen the crap version of Chapter 5 opening. I should have mentioned that chapter 4 is where she meets Jerok after fleeing from a gang of murderous robbers. She has accepted Jerok’s offer to accompany her to Trior. What she doesn’t know is that Jerok is a thief of sorts as well. After originally planning on robbing her, when he found out she was a priestess traveling to the castle, he decided to tag along so he could swipe some goodies from there.
Continue reading Character Interview, Part 2
No, I’m not talking to myself. My characters are talking to me, and I talk back. Really, it’s them. Don’t you hear them? I do….. Continue reading Character interviews