This week on the podcast we're talking about how to write realistic villains that go beyond being "evil for evil's sake" as well as how to craft memorable secondary characters that do more than provide stereotypical roles.
We'll be discussing characteristics of villains, how to use "show vs tell" with your villains, not taking the easy way out with villain development, and questions you should ask your villain.
With secondary characters, we'll discuss their role, impact, and focus on the main characters and story, how they can act as mirrors without being rules by the main character, positioning your secondary characters and maintaining mystery.
Author Mohanalakshmi Rajakumar talks about writing crime, living in the Middle East, and balancing life with young children.
DelSheree Gladden is also the host of the Bestselling Reads Podcast and Mohana gave her permission for this interview to be shared on Write. Publish. Repeat Podcast as well.
You can find out more about Mohana at her website: http://www.mohadoha.com/
Find Mohana's books on her Amazon Author Page: http://www.amazon.com/Mohanalakshmi-Rajakumar/e/B002PMRI1U/
Author Emily Kimelman is joining Bestselling Reads Podcast to talk about writing multiple genres, using travel as inspiration, and increasing your writing speed.
DelSheree is also the host of the Bestselling Reads Podcast and Emily gave permission for her interview to be shared on WPR Podcast.
Find out more about Emily on her website: http://emilykimelman.com/
Check out her books on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Emily-Kimelman/e/B004YG4PPC/
Check out the Sydney Rye Kindle World: https://kindleworlds.amazon.com/world/SydneyRye
Writing characters of the opposite sex can be a challenge for both men and women. Recognizing the differences between men and women in real life can help create more distinct and engaging characters in fiction.
This episode talks about writing strong females characters without going to extremes, the difference between behaviors and character traits, writing characters as people before writing as one gender or another, not avoiding the feminine, how men differ from women in speech, thoughts, and actions, how to approach description when writing in the male point of view, the differences between stereotypes, generalizations, and reality, and when gender should and shouldn't play a part in your character's experience.
Scott Bury joins Write. Publish. Repeat Podcast by way of Bestselling Reads to discuss the collaborative publishing model and why it may be a good alternative to traditional publishing.
DelSheree also hosts the BSR Podcast and Scott gave his permission for his interview to be shared on WPR as well.
Find out more about Scott on his blog/website "Written Word" http://writtenword.ca/
You can find Scott's books on his Amazon Author page: http://www.amazon.com/Scott-Bury/e/B007Z4BXGY/