Tag: writing

Story Art Writing Amazing Villains

Story Art Writing Amazing Villains

  If you want to listen to the post instead of read it (I like to listen to podcasts while I do busy work, so hey, maybe you do too) just click play in the player down below. 🙂 I haven’t done a craft post in a pretty long time. Mostly because I was too busy the first half of this year, but also because I just didn’t know what to write about next after The Perfect Story. But I’ve […]

Posted August 19, 2018 by Julie in Characters, Story Art, Villains, writing / 0 Comments
Marketing Tip Monday – Tip #3 – How I Got “Discovered” in 5 Easy Steps

Marketing Tip Monday – Tip #3 – How I Got “Discovered” in 5 Easy Steps

Discoverability is the new self-publishing buzzword these days. “You have to be discovered” is the siren song for Indies. Some authors maintain that Amazon Kindle Unlimited (KU) is the answer, some authors maintain going wide and selling on all platforms is the answer, some authors want to scam their way up the charts with formatting tricks, some authors try and trick potential readers into thinking they are the next “Big Thing” by purchasing fake “Social Proof”. All of it works. […]

Anti-heroes in Science Fiction – Can a Girl be an Anti-hero?

Watch a special Christmas message from Junco and the Gang! I’ve been wanting to blog about this topic since last summer but I was just too busy to get it down on paper so I tucked it away for later.  But I’ve been seeing quite a few posts about what makes a strong female character lately, and while some of this fits into the anti-hero trope, really the anti-hero is a horse of a different color.  My favorite possibility for […]

Posted December 24, 2012 by Julie in anti-hero, Plotting, writing / 2 Comments

Building Convincing Characters and First Person POV

I love meeting new characters; in fact I can love or hate a book solely based on the characters alone.  The plot can be lacking, the setting thin, but if the characters are well-developed I’m typically a happy reader. This is because plot doesn’t get a reader emotionally involved in the story.  Sure, a twisty thrilling plot can get you excited or make you anxious or scared, but the only reason you feel those emotions is because you care about […]

Posted November 16, 2012 by Julie in Character Posts, point of view, writing / 0 Comments