I love stories.

I listen to them. I watch them on TV, videos, or movies. I read them.

And I write them.

I’ve written almost every kind of story there is. Mystery, romance, confession, science fiction, fantasy, paranormal, horror, and every other kind I can think of and garnered a couple prizes and ‘best-selling’ author designations along the way.

I’ve written short stories, novellas, and novels.

In the process I’ve learned that my favorite stories are science fiction and paranormal. Preferably the two combined.

My stories are always clean, they are always either contemporary or near future, they always have at least a slight romantic element, and they always end happily. Always. Guaaranteed. (Okay, two short stories, ‘The River Boy’ and ‘Down From The Mountain’ have endings that might not be considered completely happy. Maybe just somewhat happy. You decide.)

Check out the covers below and see what you think. And have a happy, happy day.

MOST RECENT: PUBLISHED OR WILL BE PUBLISHED SOON

How can I introduce and describe and multiple characters in the same room?

 It can be done, but it’s best to follow the rule of three. This rule exists because few writers are good enough to write a scene containing more than three characters without their readers becoming confused. So limit your scene to three characters or less if you want your story to actually be read and understood.
How, you ask, can I limit a scene to three characters when there are many, many more characters that must interact in that scene? It’s easy.

 

Put your characters into groups so you have no more than three groups. Then go ahead and write your scene, except instead of describing individual characters, describe which group that character is a part of. It won’t matter which specific character is carrying the story, all that will matter is which group of characters is involved.

You can mention a character’s name to introduce the name to your readers but be sure that the reader understands which group that character belongs to.

If there are more than three groups, then your story is possibly too complex to be understood by any casual reader and should be changed. Simplified. Honed. Slimmed down.

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