Help Me Name A #PirateShip! 

Feel like naming a pirate ship and supporting the author? Read on. It’s amazing!

Author P.S. Bartlett


Help! Well okay, this isn’t exactly a life threatening help but this is a literary FUN cry for help.How would you like to help me name the next pirate ship in Jaded Tides, today?

This ship and crew of pirates are definitely baddies. These guys are rough, gruff and do not play around. Unfortunately, this bad ass treasure hunting bucket of rum and guns is a brig. She sits about 130 feet long and has 18 gun ports.

By the way if I choose your suggestion, I’ll give you credit in my acknowledgements as well as a signed paperback for USA readers! ☺️☺️☺️☺️☺️ Ready, set…Name her!!!

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How to Create Dimensional Characters—Beyond the Wound & Into the Blind Spot

Kristen Lamb, excellent writer and teacher has created a blog post which is not only entertaining, but teaching a very interesting and important lesson about the creation of characters.

Kristen Lamb's Blog

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Today, we’re going to explore an extension of the WOUND. The BLIND SPOT. There are no perfect personalities. All great character traits possess a blind spot. The loyal person is a wonderful friend, but can be naive and taken advantage of.

The take-charge Alpha leader can make a team successful, but also inadvertently tromp over feelings or even fail to realize that others have great ideas, too. Maybe even BETTER ideas.

A super caring, nurturing personality can be an enabler or maybe even ignore close relationships to take care of strangers. Someone who is great with money can end up a miser. A person with a fantastic work ethic can become a workaholic.

Y’all get the gist.

Often the antagonist (Big Boss Troublemaker) is a mirror of the protagonist, especially in the beginning of the story.

To use an example from a movie we have likely all seen. In Top…

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