Growing Attached To A Character Is Okay

Growing Attached To A Character Is Okay

Jul 09

Just like paying taxes, it is inevitable for every authors when it comes to growing attached to a character. Sure some authors will say it has never happened to them and never will. They will say they view all of their characters in the same manner as a vessel to get their story across. I call shenanigans on them and don’t know why some try to hide it.It doesn’t matter who the author...

Your Favorite Font

Your Favorite Font

Jul 06

Most people have a favorite font when they are working on the computer. Sure there are some people who stick with the default font for their program but where is the fun in that. Then there are those who like to switch their default font to something better looking than Arial. Oh yes, do not forget about the folks who use a wide variety of fonts through all of their programs or are constantly...

Royals Fans Are Ruining It For Writers

Royals Fans Are Ruining It For Writers

Jun 18

Kansas City Royals fans are ruining it for writers along with baseball fans. In case you have not heard, fan voting is going on for the All-Star game which takes places in a few place. The problem is right now eight of the starters for the American League are Kansas City Royals players. This is a problem because they are Royals players who have a chance to start in the All-Star game when they...

Majority of Folks Don’t Read

Majority of Folks Don’t Read

Jun 07

An acquaintance passed along this article about reading statistics and it made me sad to see the majority of folks don’t read. These are a few things that stuck out to me. 33% of high school graduates never read a book after their high school years. 42% of college graduates never read a book after their colleges years. 80% of families did not buy a book within the last year. I know...

Authors Don’t Allow Returns

Authors Don’t Allow Returns

Apr 25

Returns are an important part of any consumer related business. It allows their customers to change their mind and the business to meet their new desires. But there are exceptions to this. Like authors who do not offer returns to those who purchase their books. Sure, maybe a store might allow someone to return a book if it hasn’t been read. But for the most part, once someone buys their...

Characters Need to Believe in Something

Characters Need to Believe in Something

Feb 25

Beliefs are a key component to the development of the characters we create. They help turn them from a bland character to one who our readers become invested in. The problem is we sometime stray from this. The supposed strong beliefs of the character become muddled by their’ actions or words. There are a few things I do to try and keep this from happening. A Belief Is What You Make of It It...