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Morally Gray Characters: The people we love to hate and hate to love

There has been a trend, as of late, to call all sorts of characters “morally gray”. There are great examples of morally gray characters such as Mare Barrow of the Red Queen series, Ia Cocha of Ignite the Stars, or Kaz Brekker of the Six of Crows duology.  Yet, on the flipside, we have companies… Read More Morally Gray Characters: The people we love to hate and hate to love

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The Structure of Romance and Sexual Tension in Fiction

First Impression In this stage, the possible lovers make their first impression on one another. Here, the characters will focus on surface details such as looks, voice, clothing, and actions. These surface things will either spark immediate attraction or immediate disgust, depending on how you want your romance to roll. By having your POV character… Read More The Structure of Romance and Sexual Tension in Fiction

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My Project: Starlight

Kahdri, Temeni, Kithandra, Sareana… Adrienne’s father taught her the names of the stars, but she thought them a child’s fairy tale full of myth, wonders, and lies. It isn’t until Adrienne travels to a far off library, hidden at the distant reaches of humanity, that she sees the names encircling the constellations on a mural… Read More My Project: Starlight

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Busy, Busy

I’ve been on my butt most of the day, but I’m still exhausted. It was Hub’s birthday so his family arrived with arm loads of pizza and the day was spent introducing his mom and sister to D&D, a horribly unlucky game of The Hobbit monopoly in which the One Ring made my husband land… Read More Busy, Busy