Pat Bertram's Blog – April 2009 Archive (2)

Images of Betrayal by Claire Collins (Review)

Images of Betrayal

by Claire Collins


Published by Second Wind Publishing, LLC

ISBN# 1935171011

Abandoned and betrayed by her family, seventeen-year-old Tysan Reynolds supports herself the best she can with tips from the diner where she works. Into her lonesome life come two men: photographer Walker Sandoval and high school heartthrob David McKee. What should have been a magical time of romance turns into a time of horror; the photos Walker takes foretell… Continue

Added by Pat Bertram on April 16, 2009 at 9:30am — No Comments

What Do Your Characters Want?

The most compelling characters are those who want something desperately and who will do anything to get it, which is why Scarlett O’Hara is such a perennially popular character. Frankly, I find her a bit over the top -- selfish and greedy and way too egocentric. I can’t write such characters, at least not at the beginning of a novel. I prefer quiet, unassuming characters who are forced into action by circumstances. (To me, life is the real villain. It does things to us that no make-believe… Continue

Added by Pat Bertram on April 8, 2009 at 3:42pm — No Comments

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