How to Make the Personal Political: On Making Statements in Fiction Work

If you’re a writer you probably came to the craft wanting to express something. If it didn’t have anything to do with your personal life perhaps you needed to get your voice across about an event, opinion, or even retell a story. In that way, you knew that you had words that needed to makeContinue reading “How to Make the Personal Political: On Making Statements in Fiction Work”

How Many Main Characters Are Too Many? Can I Have 3, 4, 5, or even 6?

Ah, the main characters! They are so fun because they drive the basis of a story. I mean, what is a story without the decisions of someone completely fictional? I feel that the main characters are interesting because we develop their psyche, the things that they do, and how they interact with the world around.Continue reading “How Many Main Characters Are Too Many? Can I Have 3, 4, 5, or even 6?”

QTNA: Am I My Character or, Is My Character its Own Entity?

There is something that we ponder, over and over again, that is… are we our main character or is it its own entity? I’ve often pondered this myself with the creation of Angelica and Doria in both of the novels in FIGS, and I thought this would make for an interesting discussion. You see whenContinue reading “QTNA: Am I My Character or, Is My Character its Own Entity?”