Tag Archives: characters

My Project Safe Haven

Many people, if not all people, have their safe places, those locations, physical or otherwise, where they go because they’re more comfortable there or need time alone. I have a novel, one I wrote a couple of years ago, that’s … Continue reading

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This INFJ’s Character Empathy

I don’t know if it’s because I’m an INFJ, or perhaps I’m just empathetic, or both, or I become too wrapped up in my stories, but my emotional connection to my characters can become intense. I’m saying all this at … Continue reading

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Is Riparia Dellbane an INFJ?

Is Riparia Dellbane an INFJ? For a long while that question has flittered about in my brain, but I’ve never taken the time to examine it—until now. Before I do, a few important points: For those who don’t know, Riparia … Continue reading

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A Found Family Mother

I’m close to wrapping up the first draft of Stealing Light and remain astonished at how the story has morphed time and time again. The core plot, the one I intended to write from the beginning, remains, but the emphasis … Continue reading

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The Missing Character Crisis

Crisis averted. In the span of a week I stumbled in drafting my WIP, dove into crisis control, abandoned the story (temporarily), penned a novella, and returned to the WIP. Strangely, poor planning caused the problem, yet it was advance … Continue reading

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Vistanna

*A glance at my protagonist, Vistanna Ravinka Martavian. Half shadow, half light, halfway between a place that was and never was… To read the latest poem on the website please join me HERE. SaveSave

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Who Was She?

Another Riparia (my Ontyre protagonist) poem. To read this latest insight into Riparia please join me on the website HERE. SaveSave

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An Unconventional NaNo Project?

I know it’s still six weeks away, but NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) is already on my mind. That might have something to do with the sudden switch from hot, dry, and smokey weather to rain. Problem is: What to … Continue reading

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A Character Takes Over

Hi everyone, I thought I’d take a few minutes to emerge from my cave to wish you all a Merry Christmas. Oh, wait, wrong season. It’s raining and the Missoula mountainsides are a rich, velvety green. Okay, spring. That’s right…CampNaNoWriMo. … Continue reading

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Creating Composites to Leave the Baggage Behind

The year dwindles and we humans become reflective as holiday traditions and the last page on the calendar set us up for looking back. In some respects, my reflective mood began when I started planning my Ontyre sequel in October. … Continue reading

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