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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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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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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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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Two seconds.

So much truth to this. Reblogging

Pattimouse

There is a lot that if looked at from the other point of view may appear to be ridiculous. Asking for contact when you are busy with a lot on your mind for example. Seems like you can just talk to them when you are less busy, right? Then time goes on. You let people know that you are thinking about them… And it is not a big deal right? Well if you pass on spending the two seconds that it takes to acknowledge another soul… You may find the other soul walking away in pain. Not everyone deserves to be there in your life. And though it slices you in half… Sometimes it is better to walk away and let the sky be your only witness.

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#MondayBlogs: Writing Complex Female Villains

Shannon A Thompson

Intro:

Welcome to #MondayBlogs! Every Monday, a guest blogger will be covering a topic revolving around reading and writing, and today’s topic can be found on the more ominous side of literature. SiameseMayhem is a sassy reader and the writer behind Pirate Kitties: Musings on YA Novels and Pop Culture – a quirky and intelligent blog I absolutely recommend. Today, SiameseMayhem is talking about one of my favorite topics of all time – female villains – and how difficult they are to create, especially when literature is dominated by male villains. Cue the evil music and laughter. This one is delightful.

Writing Complex Female Villains

I am writing a novel, and I realize I have committed a terrible sin. My female villain revolves around the men in her life. Since she isn’t her own person, I’ve been allowing the plot to yank her around on a chain, instead of the…

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July Spotlight Author Deedra Mosley

Reblogged 🙂

Deedra Nichole

Author Deedra Mosley writes Poetry, YA Fantasy, New Adult Sci-Fi, Fiction and Nonfiction for ages 12+

 

Deedra Mosley is an indie author with five years’ experience in the indie publishing industry. Deedra’s published works include: Confessions (Amazon, 2013), Kentucky Prose First Edition (Blurb, 2013 & rereleased version for Amazon, 2016), Louise Green & The Curse Of The Bleeding Heart Necklace (Amazon, 2016), and Louise Green Is The Lady In White (Amazon, 2017) and her new release Immortal (Amazon, 2018). She also writes two blogs: Deedra Mosley The Life & Times of a Small Town Writer (WordPress.com) and The Dewey Clyde Hamilton Foundation Inc. Surviving the loss of a loved one to suicide (WordPress.com).

Deedra was born in Prestonsburg Kentucky and currently resides in Knott County Kentucky with her two children. Her love of writing started in grade school with chapbooks created for her English class.

 Her writing…

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