Okay so it looks like I fell off the planet. Promise - I'm still here. The last two years have been ... hard. There's no other word for it. Everything is fine. I'm fine, but I've been the caregiver of my Mother-in-law and now I'm taking care of my mom. Between her needs, work, etc I seem to have lost control of my time. I am still writing and have made a few hard decisions.

I pulled my books from Mundania and have decided to to try to sell them through other publishers. I'm happy to say the 1st three books I sold to HSWF (now owned by Mundania) have been picked up by Melange Books and will be released through their Satin Books imprint. The rest I'm still working on.

I'll probably still be sporadic. Unless I win the lottery and can hire someone to help me I can't avoid it, but know I'm still here still working hard in the background and am hoping to do better at keeping my blog alive.


Tink...tink...tink...anyone out there? Hi! I'm Barbara Donlon Bradley - Author - editor and slightly crazy - ask anyone in my family. I hope to use this blog to talk about writing, editing and whatever pops in my head. Hope you enjoy.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Writing Down the Bones: Interview Questions for Your Characters - Perceptions

Another Tuesday and another segment of the interview questions. These are based off of perceptions. There is one more to go after this one. Hope you enjoy.

1.) When your character first walks into a room, what do they notice? The people, the feel, the decorating, things that need to be fixed, the tension, themselves?

2.) What is your characters dominant way of perceiving the world? Through one of the senses - for example, are your characters very visual? Do they see the world as a set of problems to be solved? Something to be conquered? Uncharted territory?

3.) How do your characters learn best? Through observation? Participation? Trial and error? Cogitation? Writing?

4.) How do you decide if your characters can trust someone? Experience with others? With this person? First impression? Testing the person? Or are they just generally disposed to trust or not to trust?


  1. Oh I love these. Grreat things to consider beyond the physical aspects.

  2. Thanks Kayelle - these handouts I have are filled with all kinds of things and I love sharing them.