Hello Rebels, welcome back to The Rebel Author Podcast episode 20. Today’s podcast is all about how to create the perfect character with Damon Suede. He shows you how choosing and identifying a verb for your character helps you go deep with characterisation. We also touch on personal branding, story arcs and more. [Read more…] about 020 How to Create the Perfect Character with Damon Suede
Hello and welcome back to The Rebel Author Podcast EPISODE 13. Today I am speaking to Joan Dempsey all about how to write diverse characters.
This week’s question is:
Who is your favorite diverse character or what is your favorite diverse book?
Mine is this week’s book recommendation: Dreadnought by April Daniels
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I’m on the AmWritingFantasy Podcast this week talking heroes, villains and conspiracies, if you’d like to listen, catch the podcast here: https://podcast.amwritingfantasy.com/e/the-amwritingfantasy-podcast-episode-57-–-how-to-write-compelling-heroes-and-villains-with-sacha-black/
Listener Rebel of the Week is Simon Farnell
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This blog post is about three and a half months overdue. Sigh. Bad Sacha. Actually no, obscenely busy Sacha. But that’s no excuse.
talking, no, raving about a particular writing craft book that I’ve adored for the entirety of my writing career. I love it so much I’ve decided to run a giveaway for it. Read on to find out how you could win a digital copy of:
The Emotion Thesaurus by Angela Ackerman and Becca Puglisi.
Why am I raving about this book again? Because they released a second (bumper) edition earlier this year; it’s back and it’s bigger and better than ever. You can see my rave review (and subsequent slew of epiphanies) from their emotional wounds book here.
Grab yourselves a copy of the second expanded edition of The Emotion Thesaurus here:
Why do I love this book so much? For one, stories are about change. That change is embodied in the characters you write about and the way you convey the change is through the emotional journey your characters go on. [Read more…] about How to Convey Emotion in Your Story – The Emotion Thesaurus 2nd Ed #amwriting @angelaackerman
At festive periods, there’s usually a slew of charitable adverts and campaigns to encourage our altruistic sides, (something I believe we should do more of).
But today, for Valentines, I’m proposing a rather more alternative form of giving. To appease my villainous rants, I need y’all to be a doll and give your damn villain a heart.
Don’t screw up your latest villainous scribbles just yet. Indulge me, and I’ll explain why your villain needs a heart.
Oh, and should you want more detail, this is a topic I cover in my book 13 Steps To Evil – How To Craft A Superbad Villain. [Read more…] about Happy VILLaintines – Why your villain needs a heart #amwriting #ValentinesDay
I’ve been absent sometime now; I burnt out. Which I am sure, for anyone that knows me, is not a surprise. Am I back? Yes, and also no. But that’s for another blog post. Today I have something exciting to announce.
In typical Sacha fashion, despite burning out and sleeping A LOT, I continued getting 13 Steps To Evil – How To Craft A Superbad Villain ready for publication.
Well, guess what?
That’s right, FINALLY, after a 5-year long road, that’s been bumpier than the Himalayas, 2017 marks the year I release the first of hopefully many books.
Can you help me? If you don’t know, I am in the process of writing a non-fiction book that aims to help writers create the best villains possible.
In order to make sure the book is as helpful as possible, I want it to capture everything that would be useful to a writer, so I’ve created a survey, if you have a few minutes I’d be super snog your face off grateful if you filled it in and if you have another moment, shared the survey with a fellow pen-rat to fill in.