Antagonist Series Part 3

Antagonist Series Part 3

Two down, two to go… I also gave the contract killer a POV. The reader sees him exactly for what he is: a man who kills for profit. He doesn’t moralize about his business or try to justify his actions. He is what he is, most of the time. In addition to POV, I...

The method behind the madness that is plotting and researching to write one of my  novels. This piece is the 2nd of a 4 part series on Giving the Antagonist a POV. Don’t forget that the giveaway is still open and make sure you enter. Giving the Antagonist a POV...
Antagonist Series

Antagonist Series

Happy Hump Day. I thought I’d start sharing with you some of the method behind the madness that is plotting and researching to write one of my  novels. This piece is the first of a 4 part series on Giving the Antagonist a POV. Don’t forget that the...
Giveaway

Giveaway

Welcome to the New Chriskarlsen.com!  I am excited to be sharing some new things with you. I’ll be updating the “History Factoids” and my research materials so you all get a sneak peak into the would of Chris Karlsen and how I put my stories...
Writers, Characters & Playlists

Writers, Characters & Playlists

Writers, Characters & Playlists By Chris Karlsen Q: Do My Characters Have Playlists? A: Absolutely. A question I see on author interviews fairly often is-do they listen to music while they write? The majority answer that they do. I have five playlists made and...
Tension Comes in Many Forms

Tension Comes in Many Forms

Tension is one of the best means to hold a reader’s attention and keep them from putting your book down. It is also a feeling that isn’t always clearly defined. If you ask for an example of what adds tension to a story, the first response you often hear is actually an...