Character Development Part 6

Let’s talk about character goals a bit more and look at things from a different perspective. Remember that your character needs goals. They need the thing they need. They want the thing they want. Ideally, these two things (the need and the want) confl...

Character Development Part 5

What does your character want? You will need to consider each character in your story and figure that out. It’s the goal, the want, the need, the urgency, that will make or break your novel. Think about it. Have you read a book where the character’s go...

Character Development Part 4

Character Development Part 4 We’ve been talking about how to make sure your characters are three-dimensional people rather than Flat Stanley. We have been chatting about the four things that readers learn from novels. Who What Why Why Not You know who ...

Kirkus Reviews Deadly Focus!

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Chasing the truth about her uncle’s death, a gutsy television news photographer uncovers corruption and finds love in this debut thriller.

On assignment covering a man threatening to leap from atop a Hollywood hotel, Lucy Vega, a photographer for a local TV news station, realizes she knows the potential jumper. Naked and high on meth, Gary Mercer, the station’s former head of photography, comes off the ledge thanks to Lucy’s coaxing. Safely inside but crazed, he admits to Lucy a past crime—his mother didn’t die because of a fall; he murdered her by throwing her down the stairs. Afterward, he denies his confession and turns on Lucy because she knows the truth. Read More