Jesse: Personality Type

This will be the first in a series looking at the personality types of the characters in the Wynter Wild series, comparing them to each other, and discussing character pairings – meaning how they interact with each other (in both positive and negative ways). I’ll focus mostly on the siblings (Caleb, Indio, Jesse, Xay, Wynter),Continue reading “Jesse: Personality Type”

The Fairn Boys’ Motorcycles

Wynter’s brothers each ride a different motorcycle. I know nothing about motorcycles, except what it feels like to ride on the back of Caleb’s bike because my husband owned it, back in Arizona. Caleb’s bike is the 1985 Honda V65 Magna. It was manufactured for a few years during the mid 80s, and as theContinue reading “The Fairn Boys’ Motorcycles”

Naming Characters

Today I’m trawling baby naming sites to come with a new character name. I’ve accumulated quite a number of characters in my 10-book series, so any time I add in a new character (or decide to change an existing character’s name) it becomes a bit of a drama to find something that isn’t too similarContinue reading “Naming Characters”

My book characters collect Pins

A long time ago I created a Pinterest site for the Wynter Wild series, when I was researching ideas for their new home. It’s since expanded into individual boards for each of the main characters – not that I can imagine any but Wynter actually using Pinterest. So far I’ve made the following boards: Caleb’s HouseContinue reading “My book characters collect Pins”

The House on Tiger Mountain – plan view

If you’re reading book 4 Lost Melodies on Wattpad right now, I created a plan of the old farmhouse that the family buys in Washington state. My previous post showed the front view. So, below is the plan with the room assignment when they first move in (it changes over time, and the furniture isn’tContinue reading “The House on Tiger Mountain – plan view”

Pure emotion songs

I know, I know, you disagree! Maybe with all five. But don’t blame me. These are Indio’s “pure emotion” songs, meaning, according to him, they bypass the cerebral cortex and drive directly into the brainstem. The list is guitar-heavy because he’s guitar-heavy. These songs aren’t my “songlist” for writing to—I prefer instrumental music for that.Continue reading “Pure emotion songs”

Personality Typing for Made-Up People

I became fascinated by personality typing years ago. I see personality typing as a model of actual humans, meaning it’s a structure we’ve imposed on the messy natural world in order to understand it, rather than a real thing. For this reason, I think it probably works better on fictional characterization than actual humans. InContinue reading “Personality Typing for Made-Up People”