character identity and essence

THE LURE OF THE KICK-ASS HEROINE

THE LURE OF THE KICK-ASS HEROINE

Sometimes I get confused about what a kick-ass heroine really is. Especially in the world of romance writing. I too often associate them with weapons, sarcasm, profanity, revenge, and pointy-toed stilettoes directed toward male butts. I don’t necessarily see kick-ass as a certified synonym for power and courage. Sometimes it’s more like female apes beating their breasts. Ouch! On the… Read more →

Danger: Thinker On the Loose

Danger: Thinker On the Loose

‘Beware when the great God lets loose a thinker on this  planet. Then all things are at risk.’ … Ralph Waldo Emerson I’m pretty sure Ralph Waldo knew story coach Michael Hauge. The two probably met in Heaven before Michael was born for a ‘before birth’ coaching session in which Emerson gave Hauge his orders: teach those writers. Don’t be… Read more →