Category Archives: character insights

Insights into characters and how they act or react.

Daredevil Immortals and Extreme #sports

I write about immortals, so I think about things that might affect them. My characters often do daredevil things that mortals wouldn’t dream of doing, such as walk toward someone who’s shooting at them. Superman much? That made me start … Continue reading

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Immortal warriors don’t take orders. They take over. #scifi

Imagine immortal warriors who spend eternity alone, watching mortal friends age and die, century after century, thousands of years on end, battling untold wars. Recalling lovers brings such pain, it’s better to forget. Why would anyone want to go on? … Continue reading

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Details, details. Ritual is everything #scifi

When I decided to write about the immortal warrior Pietas, who’s been the villain in several of my books, I thought he might have issues with details. You know, the type that makes you adjust and readjust a picture, straighten … Continue reading

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Mask? Hey, Bringer of Chaos. What’s up with that? #scifi

The Bringer of Chaos hero wears a black mask painted on his face. It covers his eyes, up to and over the eyebrows. Why? What’s with the mask? When I started writing about Pietas, the hero of Bringer of Chaos: the … Continue reading

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Writing emotions without “telling” #books #amreading

It’s easier writing emotions when you can just say what the character feels. We’ve all read books where the writer tells us exactly what the main character likes about another person. “He liked her pretty smile. He liked the way … Continue reading

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Empathic Rage: a tragic reveal #ChaosIsComing #scifi #quote

In this scene from Bringer of Chaos, Pietas discovers a critical truth. He is plunged into an empathic rage that unleashes his emotions on the world. Everything changes. The scene below picks up after the reveal so as not to include … Continue reading

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