November 17, 2019

I think my eyes are going fuzzy from looking at book covers. I want to make sure I have the right message or promise with my book covers for the series that I am rebranding. That brings me to the name of my book. I started off with having half of a saying. This was fin...

November 11, 2019

I don't know where people stand on republishing old series but I've decided to do this with my very first series. It was back in the day when I didn't know what deep POV was and so I have head hopping though not nearly as bad as I thought I was. I've learnt so much fro...

October 17, 2019

I deal with teenagers a lot and one of the things I've noticed is the more adults work with teenagers the more we start to think like them unless we keep a clear line in the sand. I saw this the other day when we had an assembly around the girls in school and discussin...

October 16, 2019

This archetype is almost always a side character or one that pushes the plot forward like the wise man in the heroes journey. This makes them a very flat character. This character though can be powerful. This came to me mostly because of my brother. He is the kind of p...

October 9, 2019

I live in New Zealand and I can tell you the noble savage is a destructive archetype. It is done way too often for this day and age. Homer getting wisdom from a wisewoman in the wilds of Alaska, the guide in Wonderwoman and in Avatar we see this archetype. The problem...

October 2, 2019

I love Ilona Andrews' books and I read Sapphire Flame literally the day it came out. Don't worry no spoilers here. But it had the character Bug. He is an ADHD nerd. I expressed on the fanpage that I would love for him to have his own romance and some said they could ne...

September 26, 2019

I'm a fan of westerns. But it always made me sad that the loner could never break from their archetype and find their own love or a purpose in life. The riding off into the sunset always bothered me. Why couldn't they stay and make a life for themselves? Loners tend to...

September 20, 2019

Like many authors I’m an introvert but for my day job I’m forced to stand in front of a lot of people and teach. So I know there are certain places where you can shine without having to worry so much about your insecurities. Podcasts appeal to me as I don’t have to sho...

September 11, 2019

I was talking with an author I'm mentoring and we were discussing characters and of course landed on Archetypes. Unlike stereotypes you don't start with a race or gender you start with a core character trait. Many don't take it much further than that but I'm a fan of t...