This week JJ interviews Roshani Chokshi, author of THE STAR-TOUCHED QUEEN, a Hades and Persephone-inspired romance infused with Indian mythology and imagery! We talk about world building, discuss settings outside of the West, and about Roshani’s publication journey and where story ideas come from!
This week JJ and Kelly continue with their characterization series by discussing ANCILLARY CHARACTERS. We love ancillary characters, they’re often our favorites!
This week Kelly and JJ continue with their characterization series with VILLAINS. Apologies for the audio quality this week, folks; this topic is apparently cursed as Kelly and JJ tried to record it TWICE and FAILED. Also, spoilers ahoy for Star Wars, Harry Potter, LOST, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Battlestar Galactica, et al.
This week JJ and Kelly talk about the characterization of protagonists, how to get a vivid, realistic character, and whether or not “unlikeable” means “unsympathetic.”
This week Kelly and JJ (and JJ’s dog) discuss author platform and brand. JJ is also tackling spring allergies, but it’s fighting back and winning. Also, the difference between “further” and “farther!”