Getting Into Character

Rena George Characters' Names, Crime Fiction 10 Comments

I’ve just murdered one of my characters. I hadn’t planned to, but when his body turned up at the ferry terminal in Truro, I just kind of went with it. I always feel a tad guilty when my characters take over like that, especially when they do things I hadn’t even thought of. After all, it’s my book, my characters. I’m in charge. But, am I? Is any author truly in control of their characters? Do we even want to …

Finding the Right Name

Rena George Characters' Names 4 Comments

This lovely image of sunrise over Edinburgh’s Old Town has absolutely nothing to do with the following post. It just makes me feel good. I know it sounds ridiculous to suggest that finding the right title for a novel / short story can often be more trouble than writing the whole thing, but if you’re me, it can feel like that at times. It’s just one more skill for writers to master. (Even if it does get changed once an …