Introducing Characters

Introducing characters at the beginning of a story can be tricky. If not done well, it will sink your narrative before it’s had a chance to take off. Too Many Characters My mystery A Shadow on the Snow has a lot of characters. My main character Rae lives in a county not only full of… Continue Reading →

Finding Character Names in the Bible

If you’ve followed JPC Allen Writes for very long, you know I love names and finding the perfect ones for my characters. For my cozy mystery series, finding character names in the Bible helped me create and organize my characters. Make Characters Distinct When I wrote “A Rose from the Ashes”, I had two families… Continue Reading →

Using Music to Show Character

As an author who loves music, it would be lovely if I could include a soundtrack with my books and stories. Do publishers ever do that with audiobooks? I would put songs or tunes that had inspired characters or scenes. Or my publisher could hire someone to write original music. Since those dreams will have… Continue Reading →

Who Are These Characters?

I think it’s hard for adults to write from a child’s perspective. But that’s the challenge of today’s prompt. Who are these characters? My point of view character is the little boy. “Give me big smiles.” Sarah is really nice. Just as nice as Daddy said she was. I grin big as me and Tina… Continue Reading →

Character Story Starter

This week’s prompt is a character story starter instead of one for a setting, like I had last week. Who is this girl? Or is she a woman? Again, like last week, right down your first impressions without analyzing them. Careful of her appearance Fashionable but not trendy, individual taste stands out Thoughtful Stunned and… Continue Reading →

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