Signed: Princess Agatha Serefina “McSparklepants” Hightower

Names go so far to add dimensions to your characters. I have known writers to get to a certain point in the story and realize the name of a main character doesn’t suit that character. This is when they shout out for help from the Scribophile groups. And we make suggestions like the title of this blog post. Yeah, we’re good like that. Continue reading “Signed: Princess Agatha Serefina “McSparklepants” Hightower”

Locomotion!

How will your protagonist get around in your story? How far away are they from the place where the story will unfold? How do you measure the distance and time needed to travel?

Some stories take place all in one setting, and the characters can move around on foot, like my favorite werewolf stories by Molly Harper that take place in a little town in Alaska. Sure, they do travel at times in trucks and other hearty vehicles, but mostly they go from the saloon to home and back again. Easy peasy as long as the weather holds.

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Is Eye Candy Fattening?

Is Eye Candy Fattening?

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I need something a little light and frothy, something cheerful and wonderful. How about you? Everyone has different tastes in Eye Candy. Cowboys, firemen, soldiers, and doctors. Tattoos or none, clean shaven or stubbled or full-on beard. Hair of any length you can imagine, or even a shaved head. We all have fantasies of our perfect man, and writers turn theirs into Book Boyfriends.

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