Monthly Archives: October 2012

Fire and Liebe

Okay I feel bad.  In August, Daniel awarded me with the Liebster Award. Then in September, Taylor and Jessica awarded me with the Blog On Fire Award.

It’s now October. Think maybe it’s time for me to do a post on it?

Daniel’s blog is over here. He talks about everything under the sun to do with reading, writing, and all that goes with it.  Also – he likes chocolate.

Thanks Daniel!

Jessica’s blog is over here. She blogs on her crazy adorable life with Taylor and all that she puts into it, as well as other inspiring dog stories.

Thank you Jessica!

You both rock and I’m sorry it took me so long to do a post up and thank you! Oh, and do what I’m supposed to for the award…

 

Liebster Blog Award

 

 

 

These are the questions I’m supposed to answer…

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My Main Character: Blair

I have awesome news!

Brian over at Descent into Slushland asked me over to his blog to do a guest post today! Have I mentioned any time lately that he’s awesome? Totally not prejudiced here.

Brian asked 11 questions, most about my main character. So you finally get to learn something about my current WIP, Human or Hidden.

 

He’s doing a whole series on characters from four different writers. I definitely recommend you check out the other three character guest posts.

The first guest post was on Tonia Marie Harris’ character Evie. You can read about it here. I love her song choice.

The second is about Brian’s character, Mitsuko, here. (His author bio picture is my favorite.)

The third was by Jae Dansie on her character, which you can find here. She even drew up some scribbles for us.

 

 

 

The fourth guest post is by me, about my character Blair. Woohoo!

You can read my answers here.

Doing a guest post has been extremely fun! It is the first time I’ve talked about my WIP though, so I’m excited to see what you guys will think… (HINT HINT)

 

Click on over and let me know what you guys think! 😀

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Define the Thriller Genre

Thriller? Suspense? Adventure? Action?

What is the name of this genre?!?! *me pulling out my hair*

Some people say they’re synonymous, some say they each have their own break down. In my opinion, they’re different extremes of the same genre. If you don’t feel that way, don’t fear, I won’t attempt to brain wash you.

 

THRILLER/SUSPENSE/ADVENTURE: Genre Fiction

The plot is concentrated on quickly moving action, danger, and high stakes. The main characters always have something threatening their very lives, if not multiple things and it is very much a rush against time. The characters do not lead a normal everyday life, or at least if they started out leading one of normality something comes along and changes that in a quick fast hurry.

Suspense and tension keep the reader concerned with what is going to happen next. Most sources say that the adventure itself (plot) overshadows and is more important than the characters and theme. Whatever the case, this genre is all about the emotional and psychological thrill and/or excitement evoked in the reader.

Thriller dictates that the action is of a quick pace. Leans more towards the sensational side of this genre. Generally has more violence, sex, as well as a “good vs. evil” basis.

Suspense is a slower, tenser buildup of the conflict.

Adventure is a more broad and generalized definition of this genre. Thriller and suspense are ultimately the same genre, simply at different ends of the spectrum. Each has its own measurement of suspense, action, adventure, and thrill, just at different level of extremes.

 

For the sake of retaining my sanity (and so this makes sense to you), when I refer to this genre as thriller, suspense, or adventure; I mean it to be the same genre. I mostly used “thriller”.

 

 

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