Category Archives: character development

Reality Does Not Bite

By far the best advice I ever received from my editor/mentor was to write a good story, you have to base part of it on your own experiences. The obvious reason is the story has to be believable. Tea with … Continue reading

Rate this:

Posted in character development, characters, Historical Fiction, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Write Historical Fiction? Keep Their Language to Yourself or Risk Losing Readers

I love a good, “Huzzah” blurted out by Niles or Frasier Crane any day. When writing a work of historical fiction, however, it is best to keep the quaint phrases, stereotypical exclamations (i.e. – forsooth), and other verbal faux pas … Continue reading

Rate this:

Posted in character development, Historical Fiction, Historical Romance Novels, Writing | Tagged , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Why I Love Writing Historical Fiction

Historical fiction allows a writer to travel through time seamlessly. It’s pretty cool. Continue reading

Rate this:

Posted in character development, Historical Fiction, Writing | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Breathing Life Into Your Lawyer Character

I will be the first to admit that I loved the Perry Mason books and t.v. show when I was a kid. I also enjoyed reading the ripping yarns of Scott Turow (“One L” sent shivers down my non-Socratic-method spine) … Continue reading

Rate this:

Posted in character development, law, lawyers, Writing | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment