The Island

There’s nothing more satisfying than working with a wonderful author. S. Usher Evans has been a friend of Backlit Web longer than I can remember, twitter time, but now she has a new book! Let’s hear the news from Ms. Evans herself:   Introducing the...

Decision Time

Three years ago I started a novel. It turned into Rock Hopper. Half way through Rock Hopper, I wrote Olivia’s Field, but I kept returning to the Trojan War universe to write more about Rock Hopper’s characters. They had reasons for the choices they made. Most of those...

Effect vs. Affect: On Character Agency

Agency is a big issue for people writing young adult and new adult novels these days. Sometimes it’s described by writers as the main characters ability to make choices inside the plot. More interestingly, a character’s agency is most often described (or defended) as...