Author Wayne Carlston
The Dragon's Bones Blog
Cast of Characters
I remember reading Robert Jordan’s The Wheel of Time fantasy series. Whew! Fourteen volumes, each inches thick and with sooo many characters! It was excruciating to keep track of everybody in spite of his compelling
When I was in third grade, I fell in love with my teacher, Mrs. Green. She had red hair and green eyes. As I thought about my leading female character, an image of Mrs. Green
How to Raise a Hero
How do you raise a hero? Falcon and Marta had three children–Warrick, Windle, and Reetha. Each of these young characters contribute heroically to development of The Dragon’s Bones saga. How did these parents help these souls grow
The Bones Are Taking a Nap
We need to wake up The Dragon’s Bones! They’ve been taking a nap. From what I’ve been studying, this is typical of new publications. To get things moving again, you can help in the following
A Cover that Sells!
Consultants to aspiring authors advise that an engaging cover is essential in building a successful marketing campaign. To get an idea for mine, I spent days studying cover designs of the most successful fantasy novels.
Making a Good Villain
It is challenging to create a believable bad guy. Somehow, his or her back story must make sense. Somehow, there must be a possibility for a scoundrel to turn around. Somehow, as readers we need
Words of Power
Words of Power form a core concept in The Dragon’s Bones novels. These supernatural commands have remarkable capabilities. My villain, Zorasch, exercises them to subjugate and direct rampaging elephants and ferocious tigers in his defeat of the