#NaNoWriMo – Creating realistic characters.

#NaNoWriMo – Creating realistic characters.

Subscribe to my newsletter and never miss an update! Welcome to November hell, aka NaNoWriMo, if you’re a writer participating in the annual masochistic practice. One of the things readers frequently mention to me is they love my characters, how “real” they are. There’s not any mystery to what I do–I write what my characters … Read More

Character Fun: Ryan Ausar (Good Will Ghost Hunting)

Character Fun: Ryan Ausar (Good Will Ghost Hunting)

Sometimes, you find an actor who is the perfect person to represent one of your characters. The other day, I shouted BINGO on that one. I’ve always sort of imagined Ryan Ausar (Good Will Ghost Hunting, Triple Trouble) and Tyler Paulson (Love Slave for Two) as being fairly close to each other in appearances. Except … Read More

I miss Buffy.

There, I said it. I miss Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Yes, I have seasons 1 and 2 on DVD (and plan to eventually get them all). Yes, I know they’re probably available on Netflix or something. That’s not the point. … Read More

Law enforcement characters in my books.

I’m frequently asked by readers about kinds of characters in my books. Military, law enforcement, and cowboys are usually the top three queries. While I have a few retired military characters, I have several books featuring characters either actively in, or retired from, law enforcement. Broken Toy (Suncoast Society  – coming February, 2014) features Det. William … Read More

Write Your Ass Off: Don’t turn your Alphas into A$$holes.

The post where I rant about “Alpha” heroes who are really assholes, and how to avoid that pitfall in your writing: http://writeyourassoff.blogspot.com/2013/09/dont-turn-your-alphas-into-aholes.html

Brrraaaiinnzzzz…writing menage and the zombie apocalyps.

What does the zombie apocalypse of “The Walking Dead” have to do with writing menage? Nothing…and everything. Click here to read my guest blog over at the “When One is Not Enough” blog to find out what I’m talking about: http://menageromance.blogspot.com/2012/11/zombie-apocalypses-and-writing-menage.html

New writing exercise posted.

I’ve posted a new writing exercise on character creation at WriteYourAssOff.com. Enjoy, and Happy Writing! 🙂

Guest Blogging Today – Characters & Promotions

I’ve got a new free story posted in the Free Reads & Excerpts section of my LesliRichardson.com website, titled, “Of Shuffleboard and B-Negative.” It’s a twist on the traditional vampire tale. Also, today I’m guest-blogging at Lyrical Press: http://lyricalpress.blogspot.com The topic: Characters. Come. First. If you’re a writer, you won’t want to miss it. If … Read More

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