This post was written specifically for the #AuthorToolboxBlogHop.
There are a number of elements that go into crafting a good story/novel/series; plot(s), setting(s), conflict and, of course, good characters. So how do you go about creating a good character?
I don’t recall exactly what age I was the first time I read Dracula, but I think I would have been somewhere between 8 & 10.
You remember my post for last months #authortoolboxbloghop? Well, I’m toying with the idea of adding a new type of post on The Scribblings.
For most of the past week, various thoughts on what I was going to do for this month’s goals have been kicking around in the back of my head. And while I maybe haven’t decided to use all of those random notions, I have made a few choices.
July was a bit of an unusual month. I accomplished some things, failed in others. I had one or two realizations, one or two good moments, maybe even one or new opporchancities.
My answers for the Twitter games I participated in for July. This month it was #AuthorConfession, #MythCampNaNo, #ShareWords, #WIPjoy and #WIPTruthorDare.
Joining me in the reading room tonight is H.A. Callum, the very talented author of Whispers in the Alders, a candidate for my favourite book of 2017. We’ve got a pot of strong coffee to hand and a couple of hours to talk about whatever comes to mind.
I’ve been working on my first draft of House in Exile on and off for a while now. More off than on this past month, to be truthful. But leaving that aside, I’ve also been a bit haphazard which parts I’m working on.
Natasha Smirnova’s life is changed irrevocably the day Hitler’s forces march into Kiev. As the city is occupied and the German troops begin their stranglehold, the Smirnova family is repeatedly torn apart; by death, by imprisonment, even by a budding romance.
I’m going to start off with an assumption but I think it’s a reasonable one. If you’re a writer, then you most likely have a web page or blog of some kind. The question is; what are you posting on it?