Creating rich and complex characters means listening to them, even when their motivations are unclear.
What’s in a character’s name?
My Expanded Universe of Fictional Atlanta came about when I realized a character I created for a play I was writing in 2011 was the same individual maligned by the lead character in a novel I had shelved around 2000. That novel, Boom Town, featured a character named David Cairo (pronounced “kay-ro” like the Georgia … Continue reading Author’s Intent: Expanded Universe
In 2016, I serialized the rough outline of a story entitled Worthy on my blog. It originally consisted of fifty parts, covering the life and times of Abigail Worthy, a character from a play I was writing, Another Mother. Early in 2017, I was notified that the play had been chosen by The Essential Theatre … Continue reading Author’s Intent: Worthy
14 November 2019: Woodruff Arts Center, Atlanta, Georgia. One of my biggest stumbling blocks in writing is believing a story needs to be more complicated than it does. This almost always relates to the backstory of the characters. I usually know quite a bit about events in the characters’ histories and often feel I need … Continue reading Over Thinking
Often, my writing style is jumbled at best. When the words start to flow, it’s all I can do to keep up and get ideas down in a coherent form. Aspects of stories come to me at all times, especially when I’m out walking and I’ve taken to using the voice recorder on my phone … Continue reading Author’s Intent, Sculpting
G. M. Lupo will be the featured guest on the Voice of Indie Podcast hosted by Beem Weeks & Stephen Geez on Wednesday, February 17, at 8:00 p.m. Follow the link to access the podcast and phone in questions for the author.
A request for reviews for Atlanta Stories: Reconstruction and Words Words Words. A number of copies of Atlanta Stories: Reconstruction and Words Words Words were sold during 2020. If you purchased one, or otherwise acquired a review copy, please consider submitting a review to Amazon and/or Goodreads or other review sites. Reviews help to get … Continue reading Review Reconstruction & Words
Reader’s Magnet has featured Atlanta Stories: Reconstruction in their Authors’ Lounge.
10 June 2017: Mason Mill Park, Atlanta, Georgia. Amy Lynn Yarborough first picked up a guitar at age five when she started strumming cords her father taught her on an old acoustic he had stashed in the basement closet. She showed enough promise for her parents to purchase a smaller version for her next birthday. … Continue reading Songbird, Amy Yarborough