On the Eighth Day of Christmas My True Love Sent to Me…

…Eight Maids A-Milking… that’s to say, eight young women doing something typical of their daily lives. When you’re writing fiction and about to introduce your hero or heroine, it’s important to show them in action. There are two reasons...

I’d Like You to Meet…

When you are introducing a character for the first time, it’s an easy pitfall to concentrate on their physical appearance at the expense of other useful information.  Indeed, physical appearance can sometimes be rather limiting: although it helps you to identify...