Category Archives: Character Insights

Insights into characters and how they act or react.

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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South It Is: Pietas wins one #ChaosIsComing #scifi #quote

In this scene from Bringer of Chaos, Six wants to head north. Pietas maneuvers him into heading south and into the belief going south was his idea in the first place. 30 Days of Chaos: Day 29 To celebrate the … Continue reading

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No! My name is Pietas #ChaosIsComing #scifi #quote

This scene from Bringer of Chaos marks a major turning point in the story. Six and Pietas have been reluctant enemies, and now move into being reluctant friends. It still doesn’t mean Six trusts him enough to tell him his … Continue reading

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