Who is that person and what are they doing in your story?
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This is the second installment in a series I’m doing on StoryCrafting (this series began with Revision). This time we start investigating characters. Readers tell me I do great characters and my character development and growth are outstanding (one publisher wrote me that my characters are “spot on”).
Yippee for me because I work at it. It’s nice when one’s work is recognized and appreciated.
Part of my working at character resulted in my breaking down characters into categories based on their purpose in a story; Main, Primary, Secondary, Minor and Stage Direction. Character categories are different from character types; hero, villain, love interest, sidekick, comic relief, et cetera.
Continue reading “Characters Part 1 – Main, Principal, Central”
You need inspiration? Good, because you're not going to find an excuse.
Hello all and welcome to our continuing series of author interviews. Today’s guest, Giacomo “Jim” Giammatteo, holds the record (as of May 2018) for the most books published in a year.
Care to take a guess how many? I’ll tell you now they wouldn’t all fit in a breadbox. Maybe a bread carton and probably a bread truck.
Perhaps one of those books deals with writer’s cramp?
Continue reading “Giacomo ‘Jim’ Giammatteo – Walking Wild Boars and Best Friends”
June brings us dead bodies in baggage claim, medical insurance oddities, odd Jewish books and skies full of dressmakers. I think.
Yo! Ready for the June 2018 Author Interview Plunges?
There’s lots to look forward to and much diversity coming in June. We start June with Financial Planning for Murders, take a brief sojourn into the Jewish Paranormal, stop off for some nasty medical thrillers and end the month recovering from sexual addiction.
Think of it as four points on a compass.
A crazy, bizarre compass. You probably don’t want to steer your ship by it, but what the heck. It could be fun.
Continue reading “June 2018 Author Interview Plunge Schedule”