The Making of a Queen

The Making of a Queen is a story about Kressara and her struggles to get everything that she once had back, but not all of it can come back. With her parents murdered and her throne taken away from her, Kressara is in a foreign country since they are the only ones with a strong enough army to protect her. The deal was if she married their prince as she was betrothed to do so, they would help her get her throne back.

With so many twists and turns, Kressara is finding out that she can only trust one person, Ezra, who was sent with her as an advisor to the Princess. The only downside is he was falling in love with a woman he would never be able to be with – Kressara.


I’m loving Kresara’s story and I’m loving how the words for this story are flowing once more. Kressara has been through a lot and in a way, it hurts my heart to put her through such hell, but it’s needed to make her the character she needs to be to reach her goals. In the end, I don’t know what will happen either and I am eager to find out ❤ ❤ ❤

 

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Multi-Author Giveaway

i know, I know. ‘m terrible with updating my website and my blog lately, but I bring LOTS of good news! I’m here to announce that my writing for The Making of a Queen is back on track and it’s up to 60,000 words with still a lot more left to go! To celebrate, and to celebrate other authors, we are having a multi-author giveaway with a LOT of of amazing prizes ❤

Be sure to check it out! Giveaway opens tonight at midnight EST!

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News, News, News

So. There has been a lot going on that I am still trying to organize and wrap my head around. On top of all that, I’ve finally been reading a lot more. I’ve signed up for Kindle Unlimited and I’ve gone through about 8 books this month, so be sure to expect some new book reviews from me. 

Now, on to my writing. 

I’m still working on the second Ophelia book and The Making of a Queen. I’m pushing through them and making them ready to publish. On the other hand, I am adding another book that I hope to publish, titled The Witch’s Rising! 

This idea was inspired by the story behind Enchantress after I went and saw Suicide Squad, but I’m still rather excited about it. Are you?

For those who don’t know, I still do editing and formatting, a part of what I do for indies and those I am friends with as well. My company – Midnight Dreams – Designs and Editing – will be expanding. I know a few people that will be joining ranks to take on a few more projects and we will be expanding. More cover designs. More editing projects. More formatting. 

New and exciting changes are underway! Are you ready? 

The Sinned Drown

On Facebook, I had posted a teaser for The Sinned Drown (Book Two of the Ophelia Moriarty Series) and I thought it only fair if I posted it here for you guys as well!

I hope you like it and there will definitely be more to come for it!

Fallen copy

Indies 4 Change

Indies 4 Change has a new page set up and we will be working on a website for all 🙂 We are super excited, but please be patient with us!

Also, Authors Against Bullying is waiting on formatting to be finished before being republished. We are halfway through the formatting on the books and as soon as they’re done, they will be re-released into the world ❤

 

News

In everything that I have updated, I have neglected to tell you the new things coming up!

Authors Against Bullying is getting a newer, fresher look! New covers and new formatting are in the works and I’m hoping to be working closely with Indies 4 Change on getting the first two books out by the end of next month! I cannot wait for this new and more positive change!

I’m going to be in some new anthologies! A group of four other writers and I are compiling our writing to create a book from the point of view of Allison Starkwright as she tells of her journey to writing her first novel! While having high hopes, she’s faced with many struggles that have to do with her goal, but also her personal life!

Also, there will be a Dystopian anthology that I’ll be a part in with several different authors! This will be one of many of the different genre box sets that will be published by Indies 4 Change, the royalties going towards the ICAF!

Before anything, I would like to thank you, the readers and supporters above anything else. Without you, none of this would be possible, so from the bottom of my heart, I thank you ❤

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What about the ICAF?
***The International Child Art Foundation is a charity that encourages children to get involved with art. It seemed perfect and it’s on many lists for the top children charities. it seemed perfect and the donations will be made as the royalty payments come in.

 

 

Indies 4 Change

Indies 4 Change is a new publisher who will work solely with books that will be for Charities. Among them will be Authors Against Bullying, recently pulled from RRSMS.

Indies 4 Change was created by Bree Vanderland and Zara Elise Thelms, in attempts to create a change in the world by raising concerns and awareness for many different issues in the world. Teaming up with multiple authors for anthologies and books, they only hope for the best with all of it.

With a new publisher comes new formatting and new book covers, all of which will be revealed as soon as possible. We are hoping to get all four volumes out as quickly as possible, but making sure that they still look professional and clean at the same time.

Please bear with us as we make this change. In the end, we know that it’s for the best.

 

Burn – L.L. Hunter

I had the pleasure of reading BURN by L.L. Hunter, Prequel to the Dragon Heart Series and overall, I’d give it TEN STARS (if our scale went that high!)
We meet Emmaline, who is born to a powerful magic, a magic that she doesn’t want to be a part of. She wants to be a teenager, to experience life and fall in love. Meeting Darcy changed her life. In just one night, her whole life is turned around and she’s the queen of a supernatural community.
It’s a short read, but overall, well worth it ❤
Title: Burn: Hidden Magic Series, Book One
Author: L.L. Hunter 
Genre: YA paranormal fantasy/ urban fantasy

Blurb:
Emmaline was once the most beautiful princess in all the lands.
She was also the most powerful.
You see, she was from a long line of powerful Dragon Shifters, and the magic in her blood was pure and strong.
Everyone wanted it.
This is the story of the girl with the fire in her eyes – —the first and the last.
Eva’s ancestor, Emmaline, was once the most powerful being in existence.
She was one to be feared.
But when she fell in love with a vampire, she knew she had to make a decision: surrender her power or let it consume her.
After all, her father warned her of Darcy.
She only found out too late.
In the exciting new spin- off to the Dragon Heart series,
Discover why some loves are never meant to be.
When you play with fire, you are bound to burn

L.L. Hunter is the author of over 20 published works, including The Legend of the Archangel Series and The Garden of Eden. She has studied everything from veterinary nursing, forensic science, and dramatic arts, but has always known her true calling was to be an author. 

She has been writing since her teens – everything from fan fiction, to song lyrics, to plays and musicals. When not working on her next paranormal romance, she can be found at home in Australia, reading somewhere comfortable with one or both of her “fur babies.” Follow her on Facebook, Twitter @llhunterbooks, and her blog – http://llhunter.blogspot.com.au.
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SoulSpark – Eliza Tilton

Going into this book, I wasn’t sure what to expect. Most of what I read is fantasy, so being thrown in a world that’s truly inspirational was new. Overall rating – 5 stars. I loved this book. I loved the reality of this book and how I could relate to the characters and all the real life situations they were going through. On top of that, the details, something I look for myself as I’m also an author, were spot on.
This is one of my favorite YA books so far this year. Cannot wait to read more from Eliza Tilton.
Title: Soulspark
Author: Eliza Tilton
Genre: YA Romance
Blurb:
Dealing with the loss of her mother, seventeen-year-old Jessica Stone tries to find an escape from pain by secretly medicating herself with Xanax, but the anxiety increases, crushing her and her grades.Then she meets Caleb Jonas, the pastor’s son at her mother’s church. Between his cute dimples and love of fast cars, Jessica is completely smitten, and the feeling is mutual. But dating a Christian boy isn’t easy. He doesn’t party, and he never goes past first base. Jessica struggles with his faith, since it makes her question her own, but for the first time since her mother’s death, she can breathe. Life is finally shifting into a state of happiness.

But the differences between them grow until one act of betrayal forces to rip them apart forever. Hurt and love collide into a storm neither can break free from, and Jessica must decide if she’s ready to trust her heart, one last time.

Eliza graduated from Dowling College with a BA in Visual Communications. When she’s not arguing with excel at her day job, or playing Dragon Age 2, again, she’s writing. Her stories hold a bit of the fantastical and there’s always a romance. Crimson Tides: Book Three in Daath Chronicles releases May 2016 from Curiosity Quills Press.
Author Links:
Web: http://elizatilton.com/
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Caleb’s eyes sparkled in the bright light of day. I studied his relaxed posture, resting back on both elbows, his hair ruffling in the breeze.
“I’m glad we came,” he said.
I scooted closer and rolled onto my stomach, knees bent, feet swaying back and forth. “Me too.”
He leaned onto his side and our gazes locked.
“Want to play a game?” I asked.
His lip curled into a grin. “Sure, what do you have in mind?”
“What’s your favorite.”
“Huh?”
“That’s the game.” I could tell he hadn’t played this before. “I’ll start. Favorite color.”
“Blue.”
“Favorite movie.”
“Star Wars V: The Empire Strikes Back.”
“Wow. Usually that one takes some thought.” I picked at a loose thread on the blanket. “Okay, next question. Favorite food.”
“Chicken parmigiana.”
I sighed. “I should’ve known that one. Okay.”
“Wait,” he interrupted. “What about you? Don’t I get to ask you any questions?”
I tilted my head to get a better view of his glowing face. “Green. Labyrinth. Cheesecake.”
“Isn’t cheesecake considered a dessert?”
“Yes, but it’s still a food.
He played with the curls hanging around my shoulders. “I love when you wear your hair like this.”
“Really?” My hair was a frizzy mess, half-up, half-down and all over the place. He twirled a finger into my hair, playing with the curls. The brush of his finger against my neck made my little game seem unimportant. A streak of boldness hit me and I asked something a little bit more daring. “What’s your favorite part of a girl?” My heart pounded when he gave me a sexy smile.
He untangled his hand from my hair and trailed it down my back. “This.”
“My back?”
He shook his head. “No, this curve right here, that leads right there.” He touched the patch of skin that connected my back to my butt, his fingers trailing the top of my jeans.
His eyes narrowed into a sexy glance, one that made my toes curl.
I leaned over, my heart pounding, and kissed him, then inched across the blanket until I was directly beside him and kissed him again, drawing him closer with my hand.
Caleb’s lips were soft and full. I loved the way he cradled me in his arms, never too hard. I’d made out with a few boys, but none of them could stand a chance against Caleb’s hot kiss.
From this position, I couldn’t move my arms or hands, and I wanted to be closer. With my lips still locked on his, I shifted into a sitting position. The minute I moved, Caleb moved with me. One hand holding my face, the other grasped my waist, drawing me into his chest. Everything in me raced with bliss. My pulse sped, my heart jumped, and my mind only thought of one thing: more.

News

So, after a bit of thinking about it, I’ve made some decisions that I’m super excited for!

First, I decided on an author logo and it’s in the makings RIGHT NOW! I’m waiting on final edits and I cannot wait to release it to you guys! It’s amazing and fits both genres that I write! Upcoming for sure!

The Making of a Queen is still in the works as well as a Dystopian piece that will be available in a box set with other authors. I’m excited for both since they are something that I don’t usually write.

On the other hand, I have some more news! The Arrival of Dawn, my first published book, will be getting a rewrite, new details, and the story continued on. This has been on my to-do list for awhile now and I think after The Making of a Queen and Nameless, I’ll finally get around to it. After The Arrival of Dawn is sorted, The Goddess’ Lament will be completed as well. I’m so excited for all of these, so be on the lookout for all of them!

Thanks and much love!

 

 

RRSMS – Behind the Scenes

 

Behind the scenes of Rock & Roll Saved My Soul, there are so many people working hard to make it all that you see, myself included.

But I would like to introduce you to some of the people who have taken the time to make everything possible. Here I asked them a couple of questions about RRSMS and what it means to them and the answers are just absolutely touching! We have people from promotions, to social media, and even one of the owners who took the time to answer my questions, my own at the very end.

Kate Marie Robbins (Creator)

– Name: Kate Marie Robbins
– What you do at RRSMS: Founder, blogger, web designer, editor, formatter, graphic designer (I do a lot)

Q: When someone mentions Rock & Roll Saved My Soul, what first comes to mind?

A: An amazing community of people

Q: When you created RRSMS, what did you think it would be like? Is it different than that or is it similar?

A: I wasn’t sure what to expect when I started it. I wasn’t sure where it would go or what it would amount to. What happened was far better than I ever could have imagined.

 Q: What does RRSMS and its community mean to you personally?

A: RRSMS is my world, my heart, and my soul. It has become something exponentially epic. Words cannot describe the feeling I get from being a part of the community. It isn’t about me (as a founder), it’s about everyone that’s come together to help make it what it’s become. All of the supporters, authors, and volunteers have made it what it is. Without them, I wouldn’t be where I am today. RRSMS is where I need to be, it was what I was born to do.

Q: Have you written a piece for any of their anthologies? If so, which ones?

A: I have pieces in most of the anthologies. I try to put something into each one, even if it’s just the introduction to the anthology. As of right now, I have pieces in: Rock & Roll Saved My Soul Volume One and Two, Concert Experience, Fighting Chance, Random Acts of Kindness, one of the Authors Against Bullying anthologies (forthcoming) and the first volume of Rescue Me.

Q: What would you like to say to all the readers, volunteers, and other creators of RRSMS?

A: I would like to express my undying gratitude and appreciation for everything that everyone does. It’s been a long journey thus far and I couldn’t have gotten to where I am today without all of the people who have helped me.

 

Gina Dierolf

– Name: Gina Dierolf
– Age: 22
– What you do at RRSMS: Volunteer, write for the anthologies, co-run the Tumblr site, and am on the street team

Q: When someone mentions Rock & Roll Saved My Soul, what first comes to mind?

A: A community of individuals who are working together to help other people in need while doing what they love.

Q: When you started to volunteer your time to RRSMS, what did you think it would be like? Is it different than that or is it similar?

A: When I first started volunteering I didn’t think that I would be this involved where I would be helping run social media sites, I was more in the background. But I enjoy how I get to help make RRSMS something big and that I get to continue to watch it grow.

Q: What does RRSMS and its community mean to you personally?

A: The community and RRSMS means a lot to me. We are all working towards one unified goal which is to spread what we do so that we can help as many charities and people as we can, it is for a good cause and the people in the community are wonderful and helpful!

Q: Have you written a piece for any of their anthologies? If so, which ones?

A: Yes, I have written for Concert experiences and one of the RRSMS volumes, I believe volume 2

Q: Would you recommend writing and donating time to help with the community? Why or why not?

Of course I would You don’t have to be a writer to be a part of RRSMS you can use it as a creative outlet to be able to express the impact that music has had on you. Also by volunteering for RRSMS you are allowing more people to be involved with a community that gets to help others while having fun and doing what they love!

 

Sarah Ashley Kaider

– Name: Sarah Kaider
– Age: 20

– What you do at RRSMS: Volunteer, co-run the Instagram account as a Social Media Marketing Specialist, and am on the street team.

Q: When someone mentions Rock & Roll Saved My Soul, what first comes to mind?

A: A nonprofit group that puts anthologies together to benefit those in need, and donates proceeds to each respective charity.

Q: When you started to volunteer your time to RRSMS, what did you think it would be like? Is it different than that or is it similar?

A: When I first volunteered for RRSMS, I knew that I would be helping to make a difference. I didn’t know that it would be this much fun!

Q: What does RRSMS and its community mean to you personally?

A: The RRSMS community means making a difference, supporting each other, and having fun!

Q: Have you written a piece for any of their anthologies? If so, which ones?

A: I have not written a piece for an anthology yet, which is something I hope to correct through future anthologies. smile emoticon

Q: Would you recommend writing and donating time to help with the community? Why or why not?

A: I think everyone should give writing a piece a try. You don’t have to be a published author or aspiring writer to be involved in the RRSMS community. We believe in giving anyone with a story a chance to have a voice. And if writing isn’t your forte, getting involved with spreading the community is a wonderful accomplishment in itself. The RRSMS community is one I will treasure for a lifetime, because I know that we are working hard to make a difference in the world.

 

Sid Scott Lee

– Name: Sid Lee
– Age: Twenty
– What you do at RRSMS: I am one of the volunteers who manage the Tumblr page, I work alongside Gina. I also share good news stories on their Facebook page when they come up.

Q: When someone mentions Rock & Roll Saved My Soul, what first comes to mind?

A: I think of a great community of people who are working together for great causes.

Q: When you started to volunteer your time to RRSMS, what did you think it would be like? Is it different than that or is it similar?

A: I wasn’t sure what I expected if I’m being honest. However, I was greeted with a very open and accepting group and exciting writing opportunities and a chance to do what I love; helping people.

Q: What does RRSMS and its community mean to you personally?

A: It means just that, community, we’re people from lots of different walks of life are all working together towards the same goals.

Q: Have you written a piece for any of their anthologies? If so, which ones?

A: I have written for a few, I am Loved and Dark Fantasia. I try my best to contribute as much as I can.

Q: Would you recommend writing and donating time to help with the community? Why or why not?

A: I would highly recommend writing something and donating time. We are an all inclusive and accepting group. It’s a highly rewarding experience.

 

Heather Kirchhoff

– Name: Heather Kirchhoff
– Author Page: https://m.facebook.com/Heather-Kirchhoff-376618135776063
– Age: Twenty
– What you do at RRSMS: I run the Twitter account, as well as promote the books and try to get as many submissions as I can. I also post inspirational posts on Authors Against Bullying’s page.

Q: When someone mentions Rock & Roll Saved My Soul, what first comes to mind?

A: An amazing group of hardworking people coming together that wants to try and help others out.

Q: When you started to volunteer your time to RRSMS, what did you think it would be like? Is it different than that or is it similar?

A: I didn’t really know what to expect. I just stepped in where I was needed without much thought.

Q: What does RRSMS and its community mean to you personally?

A: It means a lot to me. I want this publisher to be successful because of what we do. Every cent we make on the books goes to charity. To me that’s worth it.

Q: Have you written a piece for any of their anthologies? If so, which ones?

A: I’m in Rock & Roll Saved My Soul, Authors Against Bullying Volume Two, The Concert Experience, and Fighting Chance. I’m also going to be in Rescue Me Volume Two, Everyday Miracles, I Am Loved, and maybe Fighting Hunger.

Q: Would you recommend writing and donating time to help with the community? Why or why not?

A: Yes! All proceeds goes to different charities. I think that is a pretty good reason to submit a story or two.

 

Renee Jean

– Name: Renee Jean
– Age: 33
– What you do at RRSMS: I am the creator of partner series Rescue Me – Animal Anthology and do my best to help with events.

Q: When someone mentions Rock & Roll Saved My Soul, what first comes to mind?

A: For me it is the inspiration that the series has given me. Because Kate created this series I was able to have the vision and drive to create Rescue Me.

Q: When you started to volunteer your time to RRSMS, what did you think it would be like? Is it different than that or is it similar?

A: I am slightly different from most that volunteer because I don’t know how to do most of the things associated with social media marketing so I help as much as possible with events and work to promote by sharing when books are being released. Rescue Me is my biggest focus with RRSMS.

Q: What does RRSMS and its community mean to you personally?

A: It is made

up of friends and people that feel the same way I do about giving back to the community. We may not live in the same places or have ever met in person but the members are family to me and we see the community as a global one. It is a world we want to share our talents with in order to improve what we see around us.

Q: Have you written a piece for any of their anthologies? If so, which ones?

A: I have been a part of a few. I had a story in the Concert edition, Random Acts of Kindness and the other partner series Authors Against Bullying

Q: Would you recommend writing and donating time to help with the community?

A:  Why or why not? I am a huge advocate to giving back so for me it isn’t even a question I think everyone should be a part of a charity at some point and RRSMS is one of the best ways I have found to give back.

 

Brianna (Bree) Vanderland

RRSMS has helped so many charities and people. Partnered with Rescue Me and Authors Against Bullying, they stand up for what they believe in and they fight for what’s right. They hold on to their beliefs and promote music, kindness, and safety. It’s place people can talk freely about things that are bothering them and seek help. Though they’re not professionals on helping people, they give amazing advice and only want the best for those who are fans.

Rock & Roll Saved My Soul is a place that is worth so much more than just books.

– Name: Brianna Vanderland
– Age: Twenty-Three
– What you do at RRSMS: I am the creator of Authors Against Bullying and I help make promotional banners for anything the team may need. I also help with promotions when I can.

Q: When someone mentions Rock & Roll Saved My Soul, what first comes to mind?

A: When someone mentions RRSMS to me, the first thing that comes to mind is a group of my favorite people, all working towards one goal. These people are like another family to me.

Q: When you started to volunteer your time to RRSMS, what did you think it would be like? Is it different than that or is it similar?

A: At first, I didn’t know what to expect. I hadn’t been a part of something like that before, but I thought it would be an amazing cause and a new experience.

Q: What does RRSMS and its community mean to you personally?

A: Personally, RRSMS means so much to me. The posts on the page makes me smile and l look forward to them every day. They brighten my day, but it’s more than that. Each cause is so dear and close to my heart.

Q: Have you written a piece for any of their anthologies? If so, which ones?

A: To show my support, I have written pieces in many of their anthologies, all of the Authors Against Bullying anthologies, and I’ve sent in a piece or two for the Rescue Me anthologies.

Q: Would you recommend writing and donating time to help with the community? Why or why not?

A: I would highly recommend it. Everything here is for a good cause, one that means so much to each of its members. Without anyone’s help in this endeavor, none of this would be possible. As the creator of Authors Against Bullying, I thank you all for your help with this mission that we hold so dear.

The newest book in their series is released TODAY ( 3/26/16 ) and
all proceeds benefit American Foundation for Suicide Prevention! Don’t
forget to grab your copy TODAY!

Buy off of AMAZON.COM

Learn more about the AFSP here
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Mark My Words… Amber Garza

When I first was asked to read this book, I wanted nothing more than a break from the dystopian, apocalypse, horror things that I had currently been reading other than my own historical fiction book that I was writing myself, but what I got was so much more than just a break.

In Mark My Words, there’s this one character, Colin, who you see staring at a blank page on his computer screen, being where we’ve all been before, wondering where to start when in walks this woman that he knew in high school, the one and only Lennie, the one who encouraged him to write this book to begin with.

And thus it begins.

You are taken into a world where Colin and Lennie spend more and more time together, Colin giving away very little about himself at the time. Lennie doesn’t quite give away much at one time either, leaving in the middle of scenes abruptly multiple times. But still the flow of the words drew me in and the story intrigued me. I wondered what Colin’s story was going to be about? What was wrong with Lennie and why wouldn’t she give Colin the time of day half the time when he seems nothing more than that boy next door who’s a nerd and only wanted the love and attention from the girl he had been crushing on for years.

But things got twisted. Not only twisted, but things got dark too. I couldn’t put the book down, to be honest. It was something that made me turn the page, over, and over again. Colin pulled me in and as things seemed hopeful for Lennie and for Colin, I couldn’t help but hope for a happy ending between the two.

I won’t say what happened, but I will say that this book touched home. The writing, grammar, and word choice was superb. Everything was described perfectly. The emotions were there. The feelings were there. And the secrets and lies were all there. You’re taken to a new world with Colin leading you down a path where you don’t know what is true and what isn’t, but you will love every second of it.

 

It’s sad to say that Amber has decided to take Mark My Words down from availability and I don’t know why for sure, but I’m sure that she can’t keep a book like this out of the public for too long. It’s an amazing story and for those who love psychological books and romances, this is definitely a book I would recommend to you.

Strong Female Lead

I have been asked a few times about a strong female lead and what I thought about what it meant to be a strong female lead and I honestly had to think about this one for awhile. There’s so much that could classify someone as a strong female lead and I’ll be quite honest when I say that I think my character Kressara, in The Making of a Queen, will honestly be my first strong female lead in any of my books.

Thinking about this more, I’ve come up with a few things that I had to be sure that I made Kressara fit a mold. I wanted her to be more than just a character who was pushed around and shoved every which direction by everyone else. Anyway, I guess here’s my checklist for a strong female character.

  1. The character HAS to make things happen. I think this has been a big problem in a few of my books where my female lead was dictated by everyone else and what they wanted to happen. She didn’t make a lot of choices on her own and because of that, she may have came across as a Mary Sue character, one who was plain and who didn’t take initiative to create her own path. With Kressara, I was (and still am) determined to make her a character who chooses her own destiny – just like all of us should.
  2. A character doesn’t have to be likeable, but to me, they do have to have desires and wants. She needs to have something that she will push towards despite the consequences (though that should be taken into consideration and thought about beforehand). She needs to have a purpose. These things make us human and make characters stronger. Women are more than objects. They have more than their sexuality, the cut of their clothes, or how many people she can take down in a minute to prove that she doesn’t need a man. She needs wants, fears, motivation. That makes her relatable.
  3. Is there a love interest in the first few chapters? If so, try again. What is the purpose of your character other than to be there as a love interest (unless you’re writing a romance, because there are very many good books out there that have a love interest in the first few chapters – hell, even the first few pages – that are really good). But there should be more to a character than just being there to be dated or desired by another. Don’t get me wrong though, I have been there myself and looking back on a lot of my other books, there are some that I now wish that I had done better by. There are some that I wish I had waited to write until I had grown as an author.

 

Now, those aren’t all of the things that I think make a good and strong female lead, but they are some. I’m in no way telling you this is HOW you HAVE to write your character, but I’m hoping that it gives a little insight. People are shaped in many ways, whether it be something that happened to them or something that affected them without them even realizing it. Could be like the Butterfly Effect, right? Every small action affects the future and while you’re writing your character, really think about all of these 🙂

Author Brianna Vanderland ❤

 

Difficult Character

Okay, so we’re all writers here, right? Or we’re here trying to get some advice. Well, one question I’ve been faced with is what to do when you have a difficult character, or a character who defies what you want them to do.

The answer, to me, is a simple one.

Do nothing.

The thing about our characters that we write and create is that they’re their own people. They have thoughts and feelings and even though we create them, there’s no way that we are in control of them.

We start out with one idea, one thought, maybe even ne trait of a character and we help them grow. We help them learn life lessons and not always the easy way, but beyond that, they’re just like children. They grow up and start to think for themselves, winding and driving on the plot. The thing about characters that don’t listen is that it’s normal.

I’ve come to find that the more you try to push these characters, the more staggered and the more broken the story seems to get. I’ve personally had to rewrite multiple scenes because I fought characters and it’s just not worth it in my opinion.

If you have another way of dealing with difficult characters, leave a comment! I would love to know how other people handle things!