Category Archives: Characters

Marian Keyes to Success

Marian Keyes, the popular and immensely talented Irish writer, has a gift.  Well, she has many but the one that fascinates me the most and makes her novels, which have a way of tackling some tough subjects with a wicked … Continue reading

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Innocent Wisdom

I have observed that using a child or innocent character as the narrator of a story or book with adult themes can be most powerful.  Just think of Scout in To Kill a Mockingbird, young Frank McCourt in Angela’s Ashes, … Continue reading

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Fictional Friends (and Boyfriends)

What makes an unforgettable character?  A hero you want to root for?  A villain you love to hate?  If I knew those answers, I’d probably be a better writer than I am.  All I know is that there are some … Continue reading

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Strong Women and the Supernaturals Who Love Them

Alexia Tarabotti, the heroine of Soulless, the first book of Gail Carriger’s Parasol Protectorate series, is the kind of strong, intelligent fearless woman we all wish we could be but she lives in a time when those traits aren’t valued … Continue reading

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