Creating authentic and believable characters can sometimes be a challenge when writing and for that reason many authors often use elements of themselves and their own personalities, or of people they know and love.
Sometimes you get a great idea and launch into structuring the bones of this amazing new story, but creating characters who will ultimately do all of the talking and really bring it to life can take much more time and work. How they walk, talk and act, or how they dress and what they like and don't like all become vital in making them feel real and like someone the reader can identify with or recognise.
As a first time author, one of the biggest things I struggled with was facing the fact that readers, family and friends might be thinking that the main character was ba...
A friend of mine, another author actually, the lovely Tess Woods posted a funny picture on Facebook of a bunch of Llama's (actually they were Alpaca's) and tagged me in the post saying that after reading Confetti Confidential: They do, I Don't, the fluffy beasts will always remind her of me. It made me laugh so I thought I'd share the section of the book she was talking about.
From CHAPTER 6
The Wedding of Nina and Chad
(Needy and Fancy?)
“Are you shooting the whole wedding, or just the ‘before’ shots and the ceremony?” I asked Tom when he called on Saturday morning.
“Just before, at their places, and then throughout the ceremony. They want a few immediately after, but that’s it. They’ve got a videographer doing the rest.”
“Did they tell you to dress up, too?” I hoped he would l...