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Guest Blogger Anna Kashina

I got a change to talk with fellow Angry Robot author Anna Kashina about (among other things) balancing point of view when working with a large cast of characters.  She also touched on how to introduce characters and make sure they have distinctive voices. How do you balance multiple POVs so that everyone gets the […]

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Kintsugi and The Fine Art of the Character Arc

In real life, we resist change.  But our characters get pushed to change by the plot.  Some characters embrace change, and are more than ready to undertake a hero’s journey. Typically, though, protagonists don’t like change – especially difficult, painful change — any more than you do.  But you have to ignore their protests and […]

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Connecting to Chocoverse Characters

“Reading is just staring at a dead piece of wood for hours and hallucinating.” – reddit.  Maybe.  This is all over the place as a meme with no clear attribution. Here it is, the day before my second book launches, and I’m trying to take a moment to step back and think about what being […]

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Pure Chocolate Book Tour

Here’s a roundup of where I’ll be after Pure Chocolate comes out! Launch at Interabang! — https://www.facebook.com/events/2075871725813805/ Welcome to the Chocoverse at the Last Bookstore — https://www.eventbrite.com/e/welcome-to-the-chocoverse-with-amber-royer-tickets-55000598270 Reading and Signing at Writer’s Block — http://www.thewritersblock.org/events/2019/2/12/amber-royer Texas Women in SFF at Book People — https://www.bookpeople.com/event/amber-royer-patrice-sarath-nicky-drayden-pure-chocolate-fog-season-temper Joint Reading/Signing at Murder by the Book — https://www.murderbooks.com/event/patrice-sarath-and-amber-royer

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Worldbuilding is People

Part of worldbuilding – whether you are writing an epic Sci-Fi story or a quiet romance – comes down to designing people.  Everyone is shaped by their surroundings, be they a small town in Montana or the confines of a space station.  Clothing, customs, economic structures – all of these were designed by people for […]

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Guest Blogger: Patrice Sarath

I know you guys are very interested in managing time and fitting a regular writing practice into your lives. So it is only fitting that my first ever guest blogger will be talking about how her passion for writing helps her get to THE END.   Patrice just had a book come out from the same publisher as me (Fog Season from Angry Robot).  If you scan through her bio, you will see she is a prolific writer and a good person to learn from. So here’s what I asked Patrice: What advice would you give to a new writer who wants to write a novel, and may […]

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