Rosa’s a very important character in my Serafina Florio mystery series. And this is her core characteristic: Rosa is Serafina’s best friend. They’ve known each other since childhood and have remained close and she drops everything to help Serafina. She’s always there for her—well … except for once when she had a major slip in the friendship department in DEATH OF A SERPENT and she got herself into deep doo-doo before she extricated herself. But most of the time she’s a friend, true blue. She … [Read more...] about About Rosa
Archives for January 2014
Do you know the age of your characters? If they recur, do they age? Being immortal or at least living only in the mind where time is all jumbled up anyway, do their ages make a difference? … [Read more...] about Do Your Characters Age?
If you're like me, you open Scrivener and begin typing in the Editor, one scene at a time. But some days you keep on writing the story and forget to create another scene. Before you know it, one scene turns into three or four. I like to keep scenes separate, so I split them up because later I might rearrange their order. I used to split scenes by selecting the scene in the Binder and duplicating (command + D)—but that involves a lot of deleting. Then I discovered the real way to split … [Read more...] about 3 Easy Steps: How To Split A Scene In Scrivener
I felt like I'd just had a ride on the cyclone. Midway through writing the second book of the Fina Fitzgibbons mystery series, I started to mix up character ages in my head. I began flipping through scenes of the first book, and finally resorted to writing a cast of characters AND a timeline complete with names, DOBs, noting how old each major character was when important stuff happened. I included world events, like 9/11, included the date of Fina’s mother’s death, her father’s leaving, the … [Read more...] about Character Timelines And Cyclones