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No More Boring Characters

January 3, 2013

No More Boring Characters

Here’s a really good article on adding some spice to your characters. If you’re stuck with a static, one-dimensional cast member in your story, use this as a good guideline to plump them up and breathe some life.


Rites of Romance Reviews: Sanguine Moons

January 11, 2009

Sanguine Moons has received its second review, and I have to say that 4.5/5 is a high honor. Rites of Romance Reviews got a hold of Weston and Morris this time, and Katherine Petersen had this to say:

While it stands well on its own as a short story, this piece would work well as a chapter—whether the first or not—of a novel. I look forward to reading more of Owens’s work.


SfaH Voting Results

January 9, 2009

Well, there’s a dead tie between “Rejection” and “Flagellation” which each received 4 votes. I’ll start writing long versions of both. Jambrea will have to help me pull the name of the contest winners from a hat tonight. One will get the gift certificate, and the other winner gets to help me make a supporting character for the long version story.

Thanks to everyone for voting! The new Scene from a Hat should be published today, and it’s a bit different from the rest, or at least I think it is. I hope to have it up around 1:00 PM EST.

In other SfaH news, Jaime Samms has submitted a short for Scenes from a Hat and we’ll likely be putting that up next Friday! I really enjoy having guest authors for Scenes from a Hat, so if you’re interested in contributing, let me know. I’ll give you three words, you can pick from one, and then drop 500-700 words on it!