Category Archives: Characters

The Antihero

In recent years, the antihero has risen in popularity. For those who don’t know, the definition of an antihero is “a central character in a story, movie, or drama who lacks conventional heroic attributes.” I think what makes an antihero … Continue reading

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The Real Lack of Diversity

It’s not race. One of the biggest things I saw in 2015 was the push to add more diversity to YA books. Many YA authors wrote books where the main characters weren’t white. If the main character was white, the supporting … Continue reading

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Character Interview: Savora

Today, I’m interviewing Savora from my current project, The Red Tattoo. The story is about Savora, a young Elba, who is captured by the Chix when she stays behind so her brother and a group of refugees can escape. After her … Continue reading

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The Dreaded Damsel in Distress

Remember the damsel in distress(DiD) from the older (I hope) movies? Their kidnapping always gets the hero jolted into action, which sounds like a good thing, but there’s something missing. Many are little more than a plot device than a person/character. … Continue reading

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Beautiful People: September

I’m trying Neva again, my female main character from the superhero book I’m trying to write. 1. They’re in a crisis: who would they really like to see right now? Razor. It doesn’t matter that they’re not together anymore. She … Continue reading

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Art of Characters: Best Friend

Stori Tori is doing another Art of Characters challenge. Best friends is actually a hard one for me. For most of my life, I haven’t had a “best friend” and it seems to have carried over to my characters. Rolf … Continue reading

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Beautiful People: Krys Karzil

One of my friends was doing this linkup, so I decided to try it. To see how, check out Paper Fury and Further Up and Further In. I choose Krys, the main character in my novella, Hand of Steel. She’s … Continue reading

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GtKYCC: Right-Hand Man

Red Lettering is doing a Get to Know Your Character’s Challenge: Right-Hand Man for the villain. I pick Koda from Country in Chaos. He’s a wolfdog. The picture is rather old. I picked “Write about a year before the start of … Continue reading

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Art of Character: Love Interests

Stori Tori is doing another block linkup, this one on love interests. It took a while for me to think of a love interest that I actually have. I’m not very big on romance. Introducing Lilly from Creatures Before Chaos, … Continue reading

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The Art of Characters: Protagonists

A friend of mine is doing a block linkup thing. The Art of Characters: Protagonists This is Krys from my space opera, currently named “Voyages” for lack of a better name. (I think this picture counts for at least two … Continue reading

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