Creating complex characters with author Celine Jeanjean

Today, except for a brief ROW80 check-in at the end of this post, I’m turning the blog over to Celine Jeanjean, author of The Viper and the Urchin, for a discussion of character development. Celine’s book is full of well-drawn and memorable characters, and she offers some good tips below for how to make your […]

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Snowy midweek #ROW80 check-in

Well, the weather outside is frightful, but I have tea, a pile of blankets, and a fluffy white cat, so I’m snuggled up indoors and busily writing. Some days the magic in a manuscript just works, and I’ve been fortunate to have a couple days like that so far this week. Words were flying from […]

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Working with characters during revision

An alternate title for this post was: Dealing with Zoe. See, I love Zoe, the female lead in Made of Shadows. She’s intense, passionate, fiery, compassionate, and maybe a little nuts. Okay, a little might be understating. Zoe is a woman on the edge. The martial arts skills and motorcycle don’t help. So when editing […]

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February writing:

So, this morning I woke to a new week to find that somehow I had completely vanished from the blogosphere last week. I try to post at least once a week, so I’m not sure how I managed this vanishing act. Now, I was still around. I know I popped by to read people’s blogs, […]

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