5 Characteristics of a Hero

Ten years ago I began writing a fantasy epic.  I spent months building my own world, complete with fresh mythologies and exotic cultures.  I had a great villain and an original plot.  Everything appeared to be in place for me to write a first class novel.  Sadly, a quarter of the way through a terrible … Read more

Writing Character-Driven Fantasy


A key element of any successful novel is a cast of vivid, compelling characters.  I recently discussed the topic of character development with author Frank LaVoie, whose debut novel Firesoul has been praised for its colorful characters.  We also chatted about the special importance of characterization in the sub-genre of High Fantasy. You are an … Read more