1st April 2004

I’m beginning to suspect that gremlins live in computer email programs. For the last couple of weeks I’ve had trouble receiving emails, so if I haven’t replied to someone it’s because their email is probably still floating around in cyber space. And no, it’s not because it’s April Fools Day 🙂

Book five, Dangerous Deception, has gone through the research to the writing stage, and is currently giving me a few hassles. I don’t know about other writers, but for me, character motivation has to be plausible. If a character does something, I want to know that the reader can nod his or her head and say, ‘Of course, that’s the only thing they would have done.’

Well, one character wasn’t allowing that to happen, and I realised that she had more facets to her personality than I had revealed. Once I explored her a little further, fleshed out her background and allowed this to show, the motivation fell into place. Just like real people, the more we know about a character, the better we understand them.

Competition Results: The winner of the giveaway of a signed copy of Until Death is Pamela who lives in Tasmania.