Category: Plots and Characters

Character Study: Rogers had a love for Catherine

Published by on April 27, 2017
Categories: Character Study Plots and Characters

Women are mysterious creatures. Even Catherine knew that. She was the biggest mystery of all. Even to herself. “Your energy. It has…changed.” Catherine tightened her fingers in Rogers’. His fingers remained mute; eyes looked to the same sky she searched above the cliff upon which they sat. “I don’t know what you mean. Silly girl.” He forced […]

On creating a world

Published by on September 19, 2016
Categories: Books Editing Plots and Characters

All storytellers bump up against the same challenges: What world will their characters inhabit? Will the world be large or will the story focus on a narrow segment of it? If a narrow world, will there be a broad sampling of characters? What are the rules of engagement in this world? What outside forces will […]

Plots and Characters

Published by on September 9, 2016
Categories: Books Plots and Characters

I’ve been asked how it is I plot my novels. The short answer is: I don’t, not really, kinda sorta somewhat not. The correct answer is: I have a general idea of story, but when my characters surprise me, my stories always benefit. In other words, I write like John le Carré. For instance, my […]