Posts made in July, 2011

More Praise for "The False Prince"

Posted by on Jul 24, 2011 in Scholastic, The False Prince | 1 comment

It’s still over eight months until the release of THE FALSE PRINCE (April `12), but Scholastic has already been busy. They recently sent manuscripts to several bloggers and bookstore owners, and every so often, comments about the manuscript pop up online. Please take a look at what Alamosa Books, a great bookstore from Albuquerque has to say here. As a quick excerpt, “If there is a higher commendation of this novel, I cannot conceive of it. And I would challenge anyone else to just try to put this book down unfinished. This is simply a captivating adventure. Nothing is...

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Rules of Personality

Posted by on Jul 21, 2011 in Character, personality | 2 comments

I recently did a guest blog post for John Brown’s website. I’d love for you to check it out here. It’s an explanation of some of the basic rules of personality, which is for writers to use in creating believable characters. The rules are part of a larger presentation I give about how writers can use a basic understanding of the rules of psychology to understand their own characters. The presentation is partially based on several years of experience working with teens who are sent to wilderness camp. These are kids who for whatever reason find themselves in a difficult place...

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