Author Interviews

Author Interview: Cassie Shiels

For another author interview, please welcome Cassie Shiels! My name is Cassie M. Shiels. I am a multi-genre author. I love to write both clean contemporary romance and Young Adult speculative fiction. I love reading multi-genre’s so it didn’t surprise me that I wanted to write in multiple genre’s too. My newest book is called,… Continue reading Author Interview: Cassie Shiels

Personal Posts

Top Tips When Writing for an Anthology

Happy September everyone and welcome back to Claerie’s Tales! Today is Monday, September 3, Labor Day for those in the United States.  In honor of that, I’m going to talk about some things I learned while working away on a retelling of Ali Baba and the 40 Thieves for a fractured fairytale anthology coming out… Continue reading Top Tips When Writing for an Anthology

Characters, Writing Tips

Character Creation: The Etymology of Choosing Names

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

Characters, Writing Tips

Character Development: Wants/Needs and Portraits

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

Characters, Writing Tips

 Character Development: Emotional Wounds

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

Characters, Writing Tips

Character Development: The Basics

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