As a writer, I love me some slow-burn, will they/won't they, long sighs and significant glances romance. But as a reader, I don't understand the pushback against what many call "instalove." Love at first sight. Soulmates. The characters lay eyes on each other and just know. People deride it as unbelievable, and even lazy writing. … Continue reading The Many Right Ways to Fall in Love
Technically a lot of things make up a really good book. But as a reader, I will forgive an author many plot and style problems. The one thing I can't get past is the characters. Good characters can make an atrociously bad premise readable. Bad characters can render the most meticulous world-building pointless. The thing … Continue reading All the World’s a Stage…And your Characters Should Act Like it!