Choosing a Character Name: like a key word for your reader

My first task for today was to rename the antagonist who has had the same name in my mind for over a year.  Though many of the characters in the story are based on real people with historically verifiable names, the antagonist comes from my imagination.  One of the challenges of creating historical fiction is … Continue reading

Before you kill the antagonist: Create a powerful villain for your protagonist to conquer

If I see an ending, I can work backward. ARTHUR MILLER I read foreign newspapers as well as those in the U.S. I find articles are great story prompts for story lines as well as ideas for characters. Recently  George Marèas in his blog for Le Monde, Police et cetera, wrote En effet, à … Continue reading

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