I invited my readers to imagine stories of untold beginnings of the characters from my books — here are some of my favorites!
T. A. BARRON’S BLOG
Keeping Your Story Boat Afloat
I think about stories I’m working on as little boats that I’m spending time crafting until they are finally shipworthy and ready to sail.
All Your Writing Questions, Answered!
Aspiring storytellers often ask me writing questions and for writing advice. I’ve compiled some of the best questions, and my answers, here.
Bringing a Character to Life
Making characters come alive is one of the trickiest, but most important elements of writing.
The Power of Stories
The power of stories resides in the communicating core values and principles through shared words and experiences.
Nature as a Character
The natural world is not merely a setting, a backdrop for my stories — but a full-blown character.
How to Become a Better Writer Using Villains
Get into the spirit of the spooky season and consider some of the ways villains can improve your writing!
My Favorite Villain
Villains are hugely important in a compelling story. Too often they’re painted in quick brush strokes, making shallow, uninteresting characters.
More Magical Origin Stories… By Fans Like You!
In my last blog entry I shared a few of the entries from my recent Origin Story contest. The competition invited fans of my books to imagine the background of any character from one of my books, and write a short piece of fiction outlining their history. I can’t tell you how pleased I am that so many of my readers took up the challenge… and did it so well!
Magical Origin Stories Written by Readers
I recently invited fans of my books to dig deep into their imaginations and write their own origin stories for any character from one of my books. The results were simply fantastic! Of course, I knew my fans were a talented bunch, but their creativity and enthusiasm for these characters and their stories was a joy to read. And now that the contest is complete, it is my great pleasure to share some of the winning stories with you.