Tag Archives: Characters

Creating Effective Characters by Hal Bodner

Hal Bodner is one of the funniest and most delightful authors I’ve had the privilege of working with for a guest post on helluo librorum. (And I might add, a most patient and sweet soul.) Hal is a fascinating and accomplished … Continue reading

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pacing and dialogue and research, oh my!

This week I am thrilled to have a guest post by the talented Lisa Mannetti. Lisa’s debut novel, The Gentling Box, won the 2008 Bram Stoker Award for Superior Achievement In a First Novel. A second edition of The Gentling Box is currently … Continue reading

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writing your way into a character

Originally, An Autumn Tale was conceived to be a young adult fantasy, and it was supposed to be Peter’s story. Yet I was having a terrible time seeing the story through Peter’s eyes. My writing instructor suggested writing several scenes … Continue reading

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making your characters active, even when they’re not

Erica Hayes is one of those magical authors who is generous with her time. I’ve been reading her informative posts on other blogs and was absolutely delighted when she accepted my invitation to write a guest post for helluo librorum. … Continue reading

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the anatomy of a novel

When I wrote my first novel, I planned nothing. I had a scene in my mind and two characters, but that was all. I started writing, then I made up characters and plot lines as I went along. While this … Continue reading

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from concept to story

[tweetmeme source=”teresafrohock” alias=”http://wp.me/pr3QO-xQ” only_single=false] For the entire course of this year, we’re going to forget everything literary agents tell you not to do when you’re querying them. As a matter of fact, we’re going to forget literary agents even exist! … Continue reading

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An Interview with Alex Bledsoe

I’m very excited to have with us today Alex Bledsoe. Alex is the author of the vampire novel, Blood Groove, and the Eddie LaCrosse series, which includes the novels The Sword-Edged Blonde and Burn Me Deadly. (Be sure to scroll … Continue reading

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lunch hour links for writers – 10/28/09

The book trailer for Burn Me Deadly, Alex Bledsoe’s latest Eddie LaCrosse novel, is finally here! Just click on the title or the jacket on the right to be taken to Alex’s blog where you can view the trailer. Then … Continue reading

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