A Comparative Review of CRAFT COMPLEX CHARACTERS for Golden May Editing

“We don’t read action scenes for the action. We read to see how hard a character will fight for what they desire most.” If you’ve never been to AnotherHartmanAuthor before, then hi! My name is Leigh Hartman. I’m in the fourth year of my writing journey with an intense interest in Pennsylvania history. I realizeContinue reading “A Comparative Review of CRAFT COMPLEX CHARACTERS for Golden May Editing”

My Multiple MC Problem

Even though I’ve done a lot of writing since childhood, this is the first time I’ve attempted something as big as Project Firedamp. Not only are there a lot of moving parts, historical facts to keep straight, and cultural differences to look out for, things are in their early stages and I’ve got time toContinue reading “My Multiple MC Problem”

How Removing One Villain Solved Everything

I’m one of those people who learn lessons the hard way. It’s a stubborn streak I inherited from three of my grandparents. As much as I love them – thanks guys. Some cycles are harder to break than others. This can be applied to characters you create for stories as well. You fall in loveContinue reading “How Removing One Villain Solved Everything”

When a Character Says Goodbye

I always thought writers were crazy when they Tweeted about their characters “speaking” to them. For the first time since my novel’s conception, I experienced a “sayōnara” moment with my original villain. Now I know what all those “crazy writers” were talking about. And you know what? I’m now one of them. Yay! The downsideContinue reading “When a Character Says Goodbye”

I Picked Theme Songs for Five Characters in My WIP

After seeing this tag ’round the Twitter-verse, I thought it was a great idea for a writerly blog post. The tricky part was finding songs for Victorian era folks. We begin with Junius – a hopeful kid with a tragic past and nefarious future. Just like the song I chose for him, it starts offContinue reading “I Picked Theme Songs for Five Characters in My WIP”