3 Ways to Write a Character You Hate

never really thought about this…

A Writer's Path

by Kathryn

Now, when I say ‘characters you hate’, I don’t mean villains.

In fact, some of my favorite characters in pieces I’ve written and read have been villains.

What I mean when I say ‘characters you hate’, is the characters who are reprehensible pieces of crap who also (unfortunately) serve a significant purpose to the storyline.

It’s not easy to write them. That’s established.

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How to get your hands on 30k words of FREE fiction

For a long time, I've been offering a free story to readers as an incentive to join my email list. It has been chugging along, adding people here and there, but I felt like I wanted to offer something more. Something different. But what? Two stories? I'm not sure if I can sell myself on … Continue reading How to get your hands on 30k words of FREE fiction

April Sci-Fi Bridge Giveaway

Sci fi giveaway! This is time limited, so act fast…

Nicholas C. Rossis

SciFi Bridge giveaway | From the blog of Nicholas C. Rossis, author of science fiction, the Pearseus epic fantasy series and children's books

Here is a nice giveaway, perfect for lovers of science fiction. The Sci-Fi Bridge is a new group of authors dedicated to bringing you exclusive deals, new releases, and other exciting news from your favorite Sci-Fi authors straight to your inbox! In order to celebrate the Bridge’s recent launch, its Captains are excited to bring you the third of four massive book giveaways! There are FREE Prizes available for all who enter between April 20 and 27, plus the chance for 5 winners to receive 30+ e-books from Sci-Fi authors of every stripe.

1 Lucky Grand Prize Winner will also receive 20+ signed books, including Cyberstorm by Matthew Mather, Aye Robot by Robert Kroese and full series from Tom Reynolds, Rachel Aukes, M. Pax and Nathan Van Coops!

Enter The Giveaway on the SciFi Bridge.

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Fragment Friday: Spennyriver Dispatch Edition

Spennyriver is a place I like to visit from time to time.  It's a fictional town deep in the heart of the Midlands, UK.  It's a bit different from what I usually write, but I think it fits into the weird category. The Dispatch is the local newspaper that keeps us up to date on all the goings on … Continue reading Fragment Friday: Spennyriver Dispatch Edition

#1 on ChapterBuzz this week: “Jungle” by Steve Boseley

For anyone that has been following the Chapterbuzz 10k challenge. Here is a draft of ‘Jungle’ which appears to have risen to the lofty heights of #1. Have a read and let me know what you think…

What Inspires Your Writing?

Author Steve Boseley People are going wild for Jungle, a novel by Steve Boseley, over at ChapterBuzz!

It’s a story about two children who purchase an ancient book?itself called Jungle?that allows them to sample life in the rainforest without leaving their bedroom.

What a creative premise, I thought as I started reading, and soon I was wrapped up in a riveting tale that’s not just compelling, but also well written. Steve Boseley masterfully sets the stage for what promises to be a grand adventure, keeping the reader constantly in suspense as the kids’ book slowly reveals its magical power.

I’m hooked.

Have a good read and help Steve keep his #1 spot! At ChapterBuzz, the simple act of reading is what makes a book popular.

Congrats, Steve!

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How To Mend A Broken Heart @annamansell @bookouture #Q&A

An author with an amazing debut novel. Read her interview, where she speaks of her inspiration…

Love Books Group

Front and Back Final 3a-2.jpgWhen life is falling apart, good friends and companionship can help mend your broken heart – and maybe even give you the chance to fall in love again…

Life is good for nurse Kat. That is until the man she intended to marry legs it, she’s unexpectedly promoted to a position with too much responsibility, and a patient arrives on her ward under strange circumstances.

Susan is a mystery. She refuses to speak or interact with anyone, she’s obsessed with a book of fairy tales, and the only name in her diary is that of Rhys – a plumber she barely knows.

Down-to-earth Rhys is trying to get his life back on track after the death of his beloved brother. His mum is his priority, and she needs him as much as he needs her. Or at least she did, until she starts disappearing, leaving him to find comfort…

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10 positives about living with MS

Check out all the positivity surrounding MS. I think DDaMS has missed a big one, at least according to my children: not having to queue for rides at Disney…

Dinosaurs, Donkeys and MS

A few weeks ago me and Dizzy did a blog post on 10 things about living with MS for MS awareness month. Living with any chronic illness is ridiculously difficult but I wanted to counter my 10 things about living with MS and think about the positives that come from it. Sometimes you do really have to look for them but they are there!

‘At every moment of our lives, we all have one foot in a fairy tale and the other in the abyss.’ – Paulo Coelho

  1. Trying different things. Having MS means I can’t always do the things I use to do but this does mean I’ve had time to discover new things! This has included blogging, photography, volunteering and my splashing around classes.

‘You have no idea what you’re capable of until you try.’ – Unknown

2. Appreciating yourself more and learning to looking after yourself. Having MS has taught me the importance of looking after myself…

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