Archive for September, 2010

A Most Rebellious Debutant by Karen Abbott

Monday, September 27th, 2010

Karen’s A Most Rebellious Debutant is an awesome story of the regency era. As such it is full of rules and laws for the young debutant in England. This is a great book; it kept me glued to the pages with the excitement of being young and carefree.

Lucy, a seventeen-year-old, young, debutant falls in love with her dance teacher, an older young man, who sweeps her off her feet by his mere presence. In an age when a young lady was never (more…)

Steps to make a Killer Character

Thursday, September 23rd, 2010

Characters tell your tale; if they are boring, flat, or common your story will be, too.

  1. Characters need personality (thus the designation character) and a name that will cause that your readers to remember and relate to them throughout the book.

a.     The way your character dresses also adds personality and can make him/her very distinctive in the reader’s mind. A personal eccentricity or oddity or a mysterious quality is also a good personality trait.

b.     Some sort of skill or power, a special experience, a history or past, humor or the lack thereof adds character.

c.     These characteristics could also be mannerisms or physical traits. Examples: (more…)

Mercy Rising for Readersfavorite.com

Tuesday, September 14th, 2010

The Christian way is to see other human beings as we see ourselves. This is a well-written book that inspires to do a bit more even when you think you have nothing to give. It is full of ideas and resources to help you be more generous with your blessings (more…)