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This video kicks off a new series I'll be doing this year, consisting of informal chats about some of the fundamentals of writing fiction. I could've talked about this subject for hours but managed to keep it under 12 min. If you have any questions, feel free to put them in the comments below and I'll be happy to take a crack at them.
Along with the video, here is a free download of my Character Profile Worksheet for you to use. (It's a Word doc. Right-click and save if you want a copy.) This is the very same worksheet I use in designing major characters for my books. (For secondary characters, I merely pare it down by skipping some of the steps.) It's the accumulation of many years of study, sifted out from several bookshelves full of reference books on writing. Hope you find it helpful!
Likes & shares of the video appreciated. More vids to come as the year unfolds. Next up, I think, will be Conflict & Plot Structure or something along those lines. Hopefully, I'll get smoother at this as I continue doing more of them. If I looked a little nervous getting started, that's because I was! lol. Enjoy. :)
I'm so happy to announce that the Prologue, Chapter 1, and now Chapter 2 of The Gryphon Chronicles, Book 1: THE LOST HEIR have been posted!!! Get your Sneak Peek here! And if you answer the Contest Question, you'll get a chance to win a free autographed copy of the paperback edition as soon as it's available.
Check it out at: http://www.egfoley.com/
I can't believe The Lost Heir goes on sale for Nook First in less than two weeks! Starting Monday, June 25 Barnes and Noble will have it as a Nook First exclusive, and 4 weeks later, on July 24, it will be released on Amazon and all the other places where people buy e-books. The meaty 312-page trade paperback edition will go on sale August 1.
"But wait, that's not all!"
I also just moments ago posted the Opening Excerpt to my short story in the upcoming Royal Bridesmaids anthology. This e-book only anthology features three short stories from three NYT Bestselling authors of historical romance: Stephanie Laurens, Loretta Chase, and moi. My story is called The Imposter Bride and you can read the opening pages here.
In the meantime, over at The Ballroom Blog, we're getting ready to celebrate Father's Day this weekend, so come and join us for a FATHER-DAUGHTER DANCE: A Ballroom Tribute to Dads.
Share your favorite memories about your Dad and while you're there, take the funny poll to tell us which famous TV or movie dad is most like yours. So far, "Pa" (Michael Landon) from Little House on the Prarie is in first place, with Rhett Butler (doting daddy to Bonnie Blue) from Gone With the Wind in second. But Don Corleone and Al Bundy are also in the running... which dad is most similar to yours? Join the fun at http://www.theballroomblog.com/2012/06/father-daughter-dance-a-ballroom-tribute-to-dads/
That's all for now! Hope you're enjoying this delicious June weather, and congrats to all the June brides out there - wedding season is upon us!
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Duke of Shadows
A heartbroken belle, a missing suitor, and a heroic duke in disguise.