Saying “Goodbye” To Your Character

I need to admit it – I am having a hard time saying “Goodbye” to my main character, Jenny! This may sound strange by I have become attached to her, standing by her side through adversity and enjoying her triumphs over the protagonist who would destroy her and those she loves.

I am in the process of editing “Death of The Fairy King” and am looking for avenues to promote the book. I just recently read a Kindle eBook called “Author Publicity Pack” by Shelley Hitz & Heather Hart and found it to contain really useful information.

It’s available on Amazon so, if you get a chance, check it out!



What is Your Writing Style?

What writing style works for you? Everyone is different and I have read just about every book available on writing a novel. I am also an “addicted” reader and my favorite time of the day is when I relax and read so I know what I look for in a good novel.

There are many ways to write but I have found a system that works for me. The first thing I do is write my premise and, from there, I write out by hand about 2 pages of the story I have in my head.  I then make an outline using the 3 Act method, using just the basic points that I wish to capture for my story. Outlining my scenes and sequels come next (Goal,Conflict,Disaster and Reaction,Dilemma,Decision).

When I actually start writing the book itself, I start with the beginning and ending and then fill in the middle. Some would say that this limits creativity but I don’t agree. I feel like having a structure for my novel first is like adding the secure foundation to a house – a collapse is likely without a strong base.

What is your favorite writing method or do you have your own unique style?