Apologies

Just a quick note to say I am so sorry for not updating since the beginning of NaNoWriMo. I did not hit 50k but I did manage to get to about 17k so I'm still happy.  I'll try and be more active on here this coming new year! I'll be posting teasers from my upcoming... Continue Reading →

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NaNoWriMo 2018

  So today NaNo started and I decided to give it a go again. I failed badly last year but this year I have a more cohesive support system and am going to do my best to stick to it every day, even if I don't write my goal of 500 / day. Today I... Continue Reading →

How to Write a Villain That Readers Will Love to Hate

This was helpful! Reblogged!

Darla G. Denton

How To Write A Villain That Readers Will Love To Hate

Every story has a villain.

While most stories have villains that are generic and somewhat boring others have villains that are creepy and leave you feeling freaked out.

The best type of villain, in my opinion, are the ones where you aren’t quite sure if the character is truly a villain or just misunderstood or the type where you know they are the villain of the story and yet you find yourself rooting for them anyway. 

Literature examples of villains we found ourselves rooting for:

  • Lestat from Interview With A Vampire
  • Hannibal Lecter from Silence Of The Lambs
  • The Phantom from The Phantom of the Opera
  • Normal Bates from Psycho
  • Count Dracula from Dracula
  • Patrick Bateman from American Psycho
  • Smegal/Gollum from The Lord of the Rings Trilogy (Not the main villain in the story)
  • Humbert Humbert from Lolita
  • Lord Voldemort from the Harry Potter Series

TV/Movie examples of villains we found…

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Release date issues

  Just a quick post to let y'all know that due to a lot of editing, rewrites, health issues, and editor's schedule, A Royal's Undoing will not be published until around Thanksgiving.  I will keep you updated over the next couple of months and let you know how things are coming. Thank you as always... Continue Reading →

September 2018 Spotlight Author Cynthia Pilcher

Thank you so much for showcasing me! ❤

Deedra Nichole

Cynthia Pilcher writes Speculative Fiction (Both epic fantasy and urban fantasy) for ages 18+

Cyn is an urban faery living in Jacksonville, NC with her shaman husband Greywolfe and their hunter/protector cat, Boots. When she isn’t hanging out with faeries, elves, and other fantasy creatures (so she can write epic stories!), she and hubby are playing video games, D&D, Vampire the Masquerade, or Werewolf the Apocalypse, reading, or taking nature photos.

For more information about her books: https://www.facebook.com/urbanfaery/

Link to website: www.cynasnow.org

When asked about her struggles as a writer and how she plans to overcome them Author had this to say:

The one thing I struggle with the most? Mental gremlins keeping me from finishing books. To combat this, I am releasing negative, non-supportive people from my life and I set up a plan with little goals leading up to a big goal for the next year. I also…

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So much to do, so little time!

Lots going on right now! Working on manuscript so I can get it to my editor at the beginning of September, getting an art piece done for an ezine's Fall Issue, and getting some outlining done for A Royal's Release, Book Two in The Vaedrathan Chronicles! Hopefully I will be able to keep you updated... Continue Reading →

Word counts, Poetry and word faeries

So excited for all the new things going on for you! Reblogging!

Pattimouse

Well Serena has been busy today. Final word count for Life, guilt, and undeath today gained 876. I have been penning many new poems, two of which are above.

Those of you who missed it, did you know that one of Serena’s stories was featured on a YouTube channel?here is part one & part two. Also both Serena and I will be featured in 2019 on the blog of a dear friend and fellow author. Author Deedra Mosley

Go check out her blog! I will be the featured author for January and Serena will be March.

I am lucky enough to have been accepted into the fall edition of Creatives Rising Ezine. My digital art will be there. Stay tuned for links as I get them for subscribing if you have not already. There is some truly amazing Creatives involved as usual with this edition. It is always an honor…

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