Dark’s POV

I am doing something stupid. I am attempting to write an entire novel in 1st person Point of View (POV) — not just one, but two. I’ve experimented with writing books from multiple perspectives, but those were 3rd-person POV. I no longer like writing that way. I can achieve far more intimacy with 1st person….

The Making of a Woman

I have written before about my process of creating realistic characters. It’s a bit of psychology, human behavioral study, plot-need fulfillment, and witch doctory. However, there is a greater aspect I’d like to discuss: that is, the broader social issues at hand. When I write, I don’t like pounding people over the head with ideas, except…

Background Work

I decided that the main character of the new book, Jeanne “Dark” D’Arc, owns a 1972 Renault Alpine. She is proudly, almost stubbornly French, and the year is special to her. Her personal symbol is the Ibis, which she had painted on her car. It is a clumsy bird, inelegant, until it can take flight. Having…