• Characters,  Movies,  TV,  Writing Journey

    Letting the Bad Guy Win

    Guys! Have you ever been watching a movie and wanted the villain to just…get away with everything? I don’t want this all the time. There’s something so satisfying about watching a hero rise up and slay the beast, metaphorically or not metaphorically speaking. But sometimes, I want the bad guy to win. Sometimes I identify too much with them. Sometimes I don’t like the hero! One of my favorite movies of all time, that will remain nameless for this example to avoid spoilers because that twist is too good, has a main character who’s being stalked by a someone who’s getting increasingly more threatening to our hero every time he…

  • Characters,  Work-In-Progress,  Writing Journey

    The World of No Rest for the Wicked

    When I started NRFTW, I had no idea it took place in a pre-existing supernatural world. I’m not going to get into all the known settings and entities that exist in my head, but when it comes to that world specifically, it’s inarguably the biggest, oldest, and one that I understand the best. You could say I live there. 🙂 So, what do I mean when I say it exists in a world I’d already created? In NRFTW, there’s a shifter in plain sight. I hint at it, but I don’t talk about it, because one, Tatum doesn’t know that this person is a shifter, and two, it has nothing to…

  • Characters,  Facts of Life,  Ideas,  Work-In-Progress,  Writing Journey

    Where Characters Come From

    One day I was telling my brother how sorry I felt for a rather unfortunate-looking character in WINTER’S SIREN. And my brother was like, “You made her that way.” And I quickly responded, “She came to me that way.” And that’s true for everyone I write about these days. If the characters don’t come to me with a story, than I’m just grasping at air. And if I’m grasping at air…well, I stop. Whenever I get a new idea, people just start showing up. Sure, we can make an argument for them already being in my head somewhere, made up of different parts of things that I’ve stumbled across over…

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    Release Day Party: Whisper!

    To celebrate the release of my third book baby 😀 I decided to make a list of some things I made notes for that never made it into the book. 😀 One: Wallace Enterprises I had planned a rivalry between Wallace Enterprises and Xacharias Corp from the start. It was always a side plot, but it was one that stressed Jade’s father out a whole lot and was the source of some of his snippiness. When I actually got into the story, though, he was snippy for an entirely different reason, and Wallace Enterprises only gets a tiny, tiny mention in a scene where Jade is describing something she saw…

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    Character Profiles: Winter’s Siren

    WINTER’S SIREN is now available on Kindle Unlimited if you’re a subscriber. For fun, I’m going to do some character profiles for some of the main players: Fawn & Devi and Viktor & Andrew 🙂 First Name: Fawn Last Name: Unknown Age: 22 Birthplace: Bolivia, South America Location of “Adoption”: Venezuela, South America Hobby: Daydreaming but not the fluffy cloud kind of daydreaming Occupation: Prima Donna of a secluded opera house Fears: Birds, large and small Random Fact: Was abandoned because her mom didn’t think she could afford to raise her First Name: Devi Last Name: Stron-Formes Age: 21 Birthplace: Montana, USA – Smoky Mountain Region Education: Personal Tutor Hobbies: Reading fairy tales…