Likeable Side Characters?

Marie, here. I was recently having a conversation with an author friend about characters that are considered allies to the protagonist, good guys so to speak, and how they don’t have to be friends with the male or female lead. All good guys can’t be good, right? We all love a morally gray character hereContinue reading “Likeable Side Characters?”

Upcoming Release: Marie Krepps

Marie, here. These next two months are pretty exciting for me. This month, I have started using Kindle Vella for the very first time. I decided to try out this new platform to publish my dark vampire romance LOVE ME TODAY, KILL ME TOMORROW that I have been revising for some time. I will beContinue reading “Upcoming Release: Marie Krepps”

Your Creative Process aka Rituals

Marie here. I hope that title isn’t misleading. No, I don’t mean rituals as in last rites or sacrificing virgins. (Pshh, that’s amateur stuff.) I wanted to chat a bit today about the creative process. It seems everyone has a ritual of some kind when it comes to writing. I can’t get on Facebook withoutContinue reading “Your Creative Process aka Rituals”

Striving to Slay the Stress Dragons

Aurora here. Ah, summer, the time of heat, insects, and inevitable gatherings of people. The latter is an introvert’s nightmare. Amid the smoke of BBQs is the smoke coming out of relatives’ and friends’ ears as they engage in heated debate, their anger augmented by the cheap macro brews filling the coolers. I have horribleContinue reading “Striving to Slay the Stress Dragons”

Dialogue Tags

Marie here. When I was in school in the 90s, our English teachers were always forcing us to find an alternative to using dialogue tags or attribution. They claimed that “he said” and “she said” became boring and monotonous and they would take points away if we had it in our creative writing papers. WeContinue reading “Dialogue Tags”