Characters

Writing from the Heart: Mindful Journaling for Nuanced Characters

As writers, our ability to craft characters brimming with emotional depth depends on our capacity to understand and express human vulnerability. The most compelling, relatable characters are those with intricate inner thoughts and emotions, and who have genuine responses to situations. Today, we’ll explore how mindful journaling can help writers tune into their own emotions […]

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The Reflective Writer: Exploring the Self to Craft Characters with Authenticity

In the first article of this series, we examined the ways in which incorporating mindfulness techniques can assist writers in connecting with their senses, emotions, and imagination, ultimately enabling them to craft genuine and well-rounded characters. Today, we’ll explore the ways in which developing self-awareness using mindfulness can offer valuable insights for the process of

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The Mindful Writer: Using Awareness to Craft Authentic Characters

For writers, mastering the creation of compelling, three-dimensional characters is  extremely important. The characters we develop are essential to our stories because they are what readers connect with and find compelling about the narratives we share. While it’s crucial for writers to use their imagination and observational skills when developing characters, there is one frequently

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UP CLOSE & PERSONAL: The Elders—Rodrigo & Etienne

Release day for The BlackGuard Society: Blood Vendetta is approaching. It’s time to meet two characters introduced in the first book of this series—Rodrigo and Etienne Bettancourt. The couple are two of the Elders—ancient vampires and witches who advise The BlackGuard Society—mentioned by Morgan Vladislav.   In the novel, Morgan gives her description of them.

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UP CLOSE & PERSONAL: Ace Broussard—Alpha Wolf Shifter

At the end of April, my first urban fantasy releases! The BlackGuard Society: Blood Vendetta features characters that were first introduced in Worth the Fight (Another Falls Creek Romance, #1). Get ready to meet Ace Broussard, Alpha wolf shifter. “Name‘s Ace. No nicknames here. I have two jobs in this messed-up world—leading my pack and

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UP CLOSE & PERSONAL: Morgan Vladislav—Dhampir

At the end of April, my first urban fantasy releases! The BlackGuard Society: Blood Vendetta features characters that were first introduced in Worth the Fight (Another Falls Creek Romance, #1). Get ready to meet Morgan Vladislav, a dhampir/witch hybrid. “So, my name is Morgan. No nicknames unless you count the one my soul mate uses—dawlin’. I

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Up Close & Personal: Daniel, the Celestial

Today’s Spotlight brings you one of the minor characers in Broken Faith—Daniel.  Daniel is a guardian angel (a Celestial), and Theseon’s roommate. If you’ve been keeping up with the series, you might remember Daniel from Letting Go. He appeared on Crucifix Island during the dinner between Uraeleus and Antoinette.  The Inspiration for the Character: I was

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