A Message from Carole Gill
I write stories of the paranormal, horror, and love. I'm the creator of Louis Darton, a strong vampire with a dark, tortured past. Come journey with me as I help Louis find love and fight his ultimate nemesis, the evil, demonic Eco.
Know what I want to do? I want to take gothic romance where it's never been! I want to shock and thrill you and leave you wanting more.
The battle between good vs. evil is central to my fiction and there is no fudging over the evil. Evil is evil. There can be love as well or even just the hope of love, but whatever there is, my fiction is never predictable. I don't think fiction should be.
If readers want darkest gothic horror with romantic elements, then look no further!
Saturday, 28 July 2012
Writers: Listen to the Voice!
Notice I didn't say YOUR voice? There's a reason for that. I'll explain in a sec.
I had a problem recently. I'm finishing up books 2 and 3 in my series and well, I got stumped!
It took me about a week of severe angst, occasional compulsive eating, being ratty to my sainted husband and feeling depressed until I solved the problem.
Let's not call it by its name: you know something...block?! There are reasons for 'something...block,' and the sooner the writer discovers what in the hell went wrong, the better.
It was 'the voice ' that dun dood it! Oh sure. Here I was, writing an entire journal in the VOICE of my mad, bad and lethal to know demonic, Eco (two books worth) when I switched back for some chapters in my heroine's voice.
Instead of flowing narrative spoken by a deeply sensitive woman, I got anal retentive sentences, stiff-kneed prose and it freaked me out!
I did. As Inspector Clousseau would say: "The case was solv-ed!"
Voice is crucial. Get that the slightest bit wrong and you are in deep effluence.
Your characters are real. They exist in your mind, but you've given them life. Let them breathe. Listen to what they say. Their voice is different than yours because THEY are not you!
And by the way, this never happened to me before. I've written for a lot of anthologies, I am writing my second and third book and it never happened, so never say never.
If it ever does happen. Listen to me right now say: ABOVE ALL ELSE I PROMISE I WILL LISTEN TO THE VOICE!