Leigh Hull

I'm an editor and cover designer for AspenHouse Publishing. I am also a host for AspenHouse's poscast, Writing Roots.

S10 Bonus – Character Interviews

The only characters I ever don’t like are the ones that leave no impression on me. And I don’t write characters that leave no impression on me. – Lauren DeStefano

S10E8 – Character Archetypes

The librarian, the warrior, the free spirit… archetypes are a great jumping off point to help clarify where we want to go with a character. – Kristan Higgins

S10E5 – Character History: Nurture

People – and characters – are made up of their past experiences. When crafting a character, one of the most important aspects we consider is her past. – Sky Fairwin

S10E4 – Character History: Nature

One brain’s blueprint may promote joy more readily than most; in another, pessimism reigns. Whether happiness infuses or eludes a person depends, in part, on the DNA he has chanced to receive. – Thomas Lewis

Finding Perspective

It’s important for writers to remember that their audience experiences the story from the narrator’s perspective. Failing to maintain a consistent perspective is a literary form of whiplash, leaving readers confused and questioning.

S10E2 – Using D&D to Create a Story Character

You are not entering this world in the usual manner, for you are setting forth to be a Dungeon Master. Certainly there are stout fighters, mighty magic-users, wily thieves, and courageous clerics who will make their mark in the magical lands of D&D adventure. You however, are above even the greatest of these, for as DM you are to become the Shaper of the Cosmos. It is you who will give form and content to all the universe. You will breathe life into the stillness, giving meaning and purpose to all the actions which are to follow. – Gary Gygax