Tag Archives: character development

The Evolution of Clyde

One of the greatest challenges in War of Nytefall is going to be having Clyde grow throughout the series.  He’s already a physical powerhouse and has an intimidating reputation.  There’s very little that will change there because any stronger and it would … Continue reading

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Switching Focus from Story to Character

(The image has nothing to do with this.  After 20 minutes of searching, I picked a random thing in the Yahoo image search that made me smirk.) I’m not sure where the change happened with Legends of Windemere.  Not with … Continue reading

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The Benefits of a Mid or Late Series Detour Tale

For context, Dean dies repeatedly in that episode while the day repeats with only Sam knowing.  There is an actual reason for that to happen, which is revealed at the end and I won’t spoil the fun.  Seriously, it got … Continue reading

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Guest Post by John W. Howell: The Untrained Thriller Hero

Thank you to John W. Howell for writing an insightful post! Last week Charles asked me a question, and I took some time to think it over. His question was a request. Here is the quote, “tips to making a … Continue reading

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Character Development by C.S. Boyack

Today I have a guest post from C.S. Boyack.  Enjoy! Character growth is something all authors struggle with. I’m not an expert, but I have some seasoning. There are many ways to weave character growth into a story, but I’m … Continue reading

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When One Book Just Won’t Do

So, you’re writing your book and burning through your story like an author possessed by a word-obsessed demon.  You’re nearing the end of your manuscript with a twinkle in your eye that is just slightly brighter than the bit of … Continue reading

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No Fun in Perfection

(Note: I’m writing this with a 100+ fever, so bear with me here.) I read a fantasy book where the main character was flawless. He learned magic and swordsmanship with ease. The other characters were in awe of him even … Continue reading

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