Monday, November 23, 2015

Character Escape: From Imagination to the Page

A character, who lingers in your heart and mind can have a hard time expressing himself to the outside world. Things which are so obvious to you, the creatrix, won’t reveal themselves as readily to the world. You may know he loves someone, but you have to show it. This may seem painful, obvious, and tricky to reveal. It’s rewarding beyond words, when he shows you how, in his own unique way. Translating my character from my imagination into printed word is a language I’ve struggled for years to master. It remains the most beautiful language I’ve ever learned. I wish you equal happiness in learning your own unique language. I hope with all my heart you’ll find beauty, inspiration, and time well spent, when you read mine. 

Monday, November 9, 2015

Mirrors, Magic, and Fairest

Mirrors have always fascinated me. When we look at our reflections, what do we see? Why did an evil queen own a magic mirror in a fairy tale? Was it simply to behold her own beauty? What exactly did she see, reflected within its enchanted glass? What is the meaning of the question, "Who is the fairest of them all?"

All the questions will face the heroine of 'Fairest', as she tries to escape a sleeping curse laid upon her. Even as she tries to escape, she becomes more and more captivated with the one who cursed her. Saving her enemy becomes as important as saving herself, as she learns that everyone has a secret, even those closest to her.

'Fairest' is coming out in the anthology, 'Rainbows Come in All Colors' in the spring of 2016. I hope you all find magic in its words.

K.S. Trenten, author of 'Fairest'