What Makes a Character Great?

Today I want to talk about characters because most of all, it’s what drives us to love, hate, despise, or cherish a book or movie. Writing a good character is hard, writing a great character with massive flaws that is still likableĀ is almost impossible. There are so many characters in random books, movies, TV shows […]

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My Great Expectations

Expectations really suck. They aren’t really all that nice either. I wake up living in LA and I expect a beautiful sunny morning. I live in SOCAL, I expect perfect weather. But what I actually get is a humid overly hot sun beating down on my tender Irish skin with unrelenting blazes of pure hellfire! […]

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Midsummer for the White Irish Girl….lots of sunscreen and smiles

I can’t even begin to explain how incredibly awesome this holiday is. I have a feeling most don’t really know what Midsummer is unless they actually GO to a Midsummer celebration. I have to start at the beginning though, because there is so many tiny details that I am excited to dive into and share. […]

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Midsummer has arrived!!

So I’m on my way up to San Jose to spend the weekend with my boyfriend and his family for Midsummer. What’s Midsummer you say?Midsummer, also known as St John’s Day, or Litha, is the period of time centered upon the summer solstice, and more specifically the Northern European celebrations that accompany the actual solstice […]

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Why Are You Yelling At Me?!

I have something not writing related to talk about, it’s more human reaction related which I find just as intriguing as any writing related topic. Really truly as we walk through our lives we are constantly confronted by people who make great characters for a novel. I recently wrote a blog about finding novel characters […]

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Character Blog Tour — The Praetorians

This is an older post, but I felt it was a great idea to start with the best of my Blog to get the ball rolling on my new site. A good Blogging friend of mine Ashley Carlson asked if I would like to do a character blog tour with her, and ofcourse I said […]

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J. McSpadden has found a new home

Hello my wonderful readers! I have decided to move to a new home. I have so many things I want to share with you, but for now a perfectly placed picture until I can get this rolling on this new blog of mine.

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