Tuesday, October 26, 2021
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PSYCHOLOGICAL FICTION – character-driven writing.

Wikipedia doesn’t always get things right but its explanation of psychological fiction can hardly be bettered. “In literature, psychological fiction is a narrative genre that emphasizes interior characterization and motivation to explore the spiritual, emotional, and mental lives of the characters. The mode of narration examines the reasons for the behaviors of the character, which […]

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INTRIGUING AND COMPELLING

A psychological mystery, a domestic drama and… FREE ON KINDLE TODAY Reviews “…The portrayal of the characters and their development is outstanding, and I was completely invested in Terry and his families. The book uncovers some disturbing family situations and even more disturbing individual decisions and these are both honestly and sensitively handled, making them […]

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It’s quite like wartime…

It seems odd, now, that I wrote my trilogy, A Relative Invasion, during years when we were so free: free to go where we wanted, free to say what we wanted, buy what we wanted, free to arrange our daily routine as we liked, with children or with children cared for by teachers and playschemes. […]

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Drama within or drama without?

This decade readers demand instant drama from novels. A murder, a chase, a shocking incident on the first page. These are options external to the characters who the reader must identify with. Yes, how terrible to witness a murder, or struggle to discover the perpetrator. But what about the drama inside? Whereas ACTION and INCIDENT […]

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INSIDE THE HEAD OF A CHARACTER

Pierre Acobas is an English teacher and photographer. I found this image on Unsplash. I found it arresting although he seems more interested in necks than foreheads. Getting inside peoples’ heads is a sure way of capturing the involvement of the reader in a tale, whether fiction or non-fiction. The best biographies manage to do […]

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Rosalind Minett