Reading had always been a passion of mine. By age six, I could chew through one or two chapter books per week. I was in the library so often that all the employees— from elementary through high school— called me by name. I can’t put into words what it was that drew me into the… Continue reading About Me
Check out this review of Marie Lu’s Legend! It was wonderful to see something truly original in dystopian than the usual books that flood the YA market. I see books all the time that claim to be the latest Hunger Games, but this book truly is similar without copying plot or mimicking characters. The world… Continue reading Book Review: Legend — Invisible World
Hi everyone! I just wanted to come on here and give you guys a quick update because I know my blogging schedule has not been up to it’s usual standards. There are three main reasons for that. I was published! An extended (and cleaner version of my short story “Prom Panic” was published in the… Continue reading Update!
Hello lovelies! I am back. I apologize for my sporadic posts lately, but I promise you I have a good reason. Actually a couple of them, but I will get into that in a post on Wednesday. For now, please welcome fantasy author Sarah Ashwood! Intro: What’s your name, what do you write, where can… Continue reading Author Interview: Sarah Ashwood!
Names are one of the most important aspects to creating characters, because how can you write a story about someone if you don’t even know what to call them? Sometimes, like with my current work in progress, names just come to you based on what you know about your cast. When I started writing Work… Continue reading Character Creation: The Etymology of Choosing Names
Please welcome author Bokerah Brumley! Intro: What’s your name, what do you write, where can readers find you on social media? And just for fun, if you could be any mythological being, what or who would you be? My name is Bokerah Brumley. I am a speculative fiction—all sorts of science fiction and fantasy. Though, I… Continue reading Author Interview: Bokerah Brumley
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Welcome back to Claerie’s Tales and the third part of my Character Development series. If you haven’t read parts one and two, I highly recommend starting there, as in order to illustrate this topic thoroughly, I will be using the character I created last time as an example. If you have read those previous posts,… Continue reading Character Development: Wants/Needs and Portraits
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Today is what we call Workshop Wednesdays in my writing group on Facebook, Writers of Queer Fiction. I created this group along with fellow authors Claerie Kavanaugh and Amy Nowacoski. We made this group after coming together in a Beta Reader’s group on Facebook, discussing how it was difficult to…
Welcome back to Claerie’s Tales everyone! Today’s post is the second in my multi-part character development series, where I give you a sneak peek into my process and provide some resources that will hopefully come in handy as you develop your own. This particular topic and resource might be my favorite writing tool that I’ve… Continue reading Character Development: Emotional Wounds
Today’s blog post is the first in my character development series. I’ve talked before about how to give your characters dimension, but throughout this series, I’m going to walk you through my personal character development process from beginning to end. I’ve discussed one of my favorite tools, The 100 Most Important Things to Know About… Continue reading Character Development: The Basics