Author: R.M. Archer

Hi, I'm Ariel. I'm a Christian teen writer. I write mostly fantasies, though I have tried to venture out beyond those borders. Unfortunately, I'm not particularly adventurous in that respect. I hope you'll enjoy it here and maybe learn something new about me, my writing, or just stuff in general. Have Fun!
Farewell to January

Farewell to January

We’re already a full month into 2018. Wow.

January’s Writing

The first half of my month was swallowed by procrastination because I limited myself to finishing the last five short stories for my collection. I finished one of those, and then a few days ago I decided to let go of the last four and I feel so much better for doing so. I do plan to finish those last four and publish them as a part two Continue reading “Farewell to January”

Guest Character Interview: Emmet Tuteur

Guest Character Interview: Emmet Tuteur

Emmet is a character from my friend Sal’s currently untitled fantasy novel. He’s sweet, a lover of food, and he managed to throw the interviewer off a little bit, which was fun. (The art above was drawn by Sal herself.) I hope you enjoy his interview. :) Continue reading “Guest Character Interview: Emmet Tuteur”

Character Development Resource Round-Up

Character Development Resource Round-Up

Hey writers. I come today bearing a gift: A collection of resources to help out with character development. I’ve sorted it into categories so that you can easily find what you’re looking for (or just easily sort out what’s what), and I’ve collected here many of the posts I’ve found over the years and saved to my Pinterest boards (you can find my account here if you’d like to see some of the other articles I’ve saved on other aspects of writing, or if you’d like to see my storyboards/character boards/etc., and here are my Writing Tips: Characters and Characters: Creation boards if you’d like even more tips on character development). Continue reading “Character Development Resource Round-Up”

Character Interview: Anaya Morwen

Character Interview: Anaya Morwen

Anaya Morwen is a character from The Shadow Raven, one who terrorizes Detren and rivals Nissa. She’s the daughter of Sedric Morwen, owner of the majority of the king’s fleet, and thus holds far too much influence and power. Continue reading “Character Interview: Anaya Morwen”

Character Motivations – Connecting the Past to the Present

Character Motivations – Connecting the Past to the Present

Character backstories can sometimes be glossed over when you’re designing a character, because you get so tied up in the now, but really, the past and present of your character are far more closely linked than you might realize. You can’t just skip backstory, because it’s an integral part of who your character is now.

Past and present are interlinked in a number of places in characters, but there are three sections that I think are the most closely tied together, and those are Continue reading “Character Motivations – Connecting the Past to the Present”