As an avid reader, I have often wondered how the author comes up with their character’s names. There are basic guidelines to a writer’s character name choice, of course, that includes considering things like the genre, the era in which the story takes place, the meaning of the name, the character’s main qualities. And then … Continue reading Chapter 5: Gael and other Names
Haigan (pronounced Hī-gän) is one of my two favorite characters in this book. She started out with the usual motivations ... stature in society, a title, some girl power. But the more I wrote her the more complex she became. And, admittedly, it has been her chapters that I’ve enjoyed writing the most. Her significance in … Continue reading Chapter 4: The Voice in Our Heads
I have been told that I am the worst reader in the world. Why? Because I have this habit of reading the last two pages of a book first. Yes, I am aware that it gives away the punchline. No, it doesn’t ruin it for me. It all started with James Clavell. The year was … Continue reading Chapter 1: The Writing
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