Tag Archives: Characters

Character Depth

By Nancy J. Farrier I sat beside my dad in his room at the nursing home and watched my mom leave with the burnt sugar cake she’d made for his birthday. We’d already done the song and candles. She wanted … Continue reading

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All About the “Like” by Julie Arduini

My husband jokes that I am the definition of the marriage book we highly recommend, Men are Like Waffles, Women are Like Spaghetti by Bill and Pam Farrel. Where men compartmentalize, women tend to start talking on one topic, switch … Continue reading

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Faceless Book Covers by Julie Arduini

With the re packaging and re release of my first novel, Entrusted, I’ve spent weeks researching images and learning cover design. I’m not quite ready to reveal the covers for my Surrendering Time series (formerly the Adirondack Surrender Romance,) but … Continue reading

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The Information Dump by Julie Arduini

I wear a few hats. I’m a wife and a mom who juggles life as an author and speaker. Beyond writing, I facilitate a critique group and participate in another. I’m active in ministry work, this season has me lending … Continue reading

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The Heart Seekers Series FREE on Kindle by Julie Arduini

When people ask what one aspect do I enjoy about my affiliation with Write Integrity Press, I answer that I love that we work together. One way we work as a team is through projects that are reader driven.   … Continue reading

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Developing A Book by Tara Randel

One of the things I enjoy about writing is the developmental stage. I’ll get a hint of an idea and suddenly a world of possibilities opens up. A world I have to quickly narrow down to a reasonable story plot. … Continue reading

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How much is too much?

My work-in-progress, Indomitable, has a lot of–well, everything. Action: wildfire Reaction: how it impacts the threatened town of Redford, Colorado (from Indivisible and Indelible) and involves the firefighters, police, politicians, and townspeople. New leads: Incident Commander Nash Crawford, Hotshot Eva … Continue reading

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Writer at Work by Tara Randel

If you’ve ever been in a public place, watching people and coming up with characteristics from the people you observe that are a perfect fit for future characters in a book…you might be a writer. As an author, I’ve found … Continue reading

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An Oyster’s Tale

When it comes to writing, I guess I’m an irritated oyster. I’ll be going along and realize there’s something inside that’s a little rough, a little edgy. It doesn’t sit right. It feels wrong. I take a look. Sure enough, … Continue reading

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Making a Connection by Elizabeth Goddard

Does point of view or narrative form play a role in your decision to purchase a novel? For instance, some people prefer reading novels that are written in first person over third person. For a while, I was stuck in … Continue reading

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The Best Job in the World by Elizabeth Goddard

In my writing career I’ve always juggled several deadlines at the same time. Sometimes writing more than one book at a time has been overwhelming. There are days when I wish I had a week without a deadline niggling at … Continue reading

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And We’re Off… by Lynette Sowell

Few things draw us into story world like a great opening. During the time before printed books were easy to purchase, before we downloaded books with the click of a button, families and groups would gather around the fire and … Continue reading

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What A Character… by Lynette Sowell

First, thank you, Vicki (and your cyber-elf), for setting up Christians Read. I’m excited to be part of a forum where we can talk books, books, and books. But what’s a book without characters that don’t follow us from the … Continue reading

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