If you’re one of those people squinting at this post right now thinking, “What on earth is Ruritanian? I’ve never… Read more Genre 101: Ruritanian Romance
Surely one of the coolest things about being a writer is that you don’t have to draw only from your… Read more Writing Characters 101: Emotional Plausibility – Ethnicity & Culture
The term has been (incorrectly) applied to everything from Georgian Historical Fiction to Ruritanian to Victorian Historical Fiction. But what… Read more Genre 101: Regency Romance
Last week we talked about emotional plausibility as related to backstory. Today, we’ll discuss how a character’s gender affects that.… Read more Writing Characters 101: Emotional Plausibility – Gender
Historical fiction is one of the most diverse of genres, considering how many ages of the past there are in… Read more Genre 101: Historical Fiction + X = ?
When you look at any character, the list of what makes them memorable will differ from the list of what… Read more Writing Characters 101: Emotional Plausibility – Background
How do I make 3D characters? How do I craft memorable people over whom my readers will laugh, cry, and… Read more Writing Characters 101: Where Do You Start?
Greetings writers, readers, editors, and anyone else who happens to be reading this post for some reason! I’m back today… Read more Genre 101: Historical Fiction
I apologize for leaving you all hanging last week. There were so many responses to the previous post that I… Read more Genre 101: NOT Fantasy, Part 3… We Have A Name!
I’m pretty sure you all know exactly what today’s subject is, but in case anyone doesn’t, here’s a two-second recap. … Read more Genre 101: NOT Fantasy, Part 2