Writing Tip: Take It Home – Victoria Bastedo

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Victoria Bastedo

Another great writing tip shared by FVP Featured Author, Victoria Bastedo:

All characters need a home. It’s like meeting a new friend at work or at church. You may laugh in the hallways or at break time, but after a while the friendship doesn’t progress until you take that person home. It’s that way in a lot of shows on television too, as well as in love stories; meeting the family for the first time means something.

So give your characters a home, even if your story is set (as my current one is) on a spaceship. On the Enterprise in Star Trek we saw Spock at home in his quarters, playing a lute. In Middle Earth our hobbits returned to their hole in Bag End.

If you see a thriller where the spy only lives his life in hotel rooms and Moneypenny is his deepest relationship, there may be some excitement and fancy gadgetry, but there’s not a lot of personal connection.

Even if the home is oppressive at the beginning of the story and the goal is to get away from it, bring your characters to a home worth having by the end. Building that house makes a richer story.

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We’ll be there…Will You?

FVP is so excited to be a part of CapitalIndieBookCon2, a Book Fair this weekend in Olympia, WA! Come on out and meet many local authors and pick up a great stack of books for your Summer reading!

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Wine & Words – Evening of Readings & Fun!

Tomorrow Night’s the Night! Come on out for Readings from our Authors and a Literary Open Mic for the Community. At The Black Dog Arts Cafe’. Starts at 6:00. More Details HERE.

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“It’s Like Live Audio Books!” You’re Invited to Bring a Friend to this Social Event Showcasing Local Authors. Kick Back Enjoy a Drink and Listen to Stories Read by Jeffrey Cook and other Novelists from the East Side Seattle Area. Also Literary Open Mic…
Enjoy Wine Specials, Espresso or other Tasty Treats at this Live Reading Event!
FREE ADMISSION, EVERYONE WELCOME!
Featuring: Jeffrey Cook, Casondra Brewster, Victoria Bastedo, Sheri J. Kennedy, David S. Moore & Kennedy J. Quinn
and More…

Get Your Sasquatch On!

Come and Meet Our New FVP Featured Author, Casondra Brewster, and Celebrate her New Release YA Fantasy, WILDERNESS RIM – Echo Falls! This Saturday at The Black Dog Arts Cafe’ at 8062 Railroad Ave SE, Snoqualmie, WA. This will be a fun event with treats and music…FREE to attend. Sasquatch/NW themed attire encouraged. Come on down!

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Si View Holiday Bazaar 2016

Selling books at a Holiday Bazaar may sound a bit bizarre, but for the past 4 years we’ve been very well received by our community. They are kind and enlightened enough to understand that writers of fiction are artists too. Here are a few photos from the event… Showing three of our authors and a patron with a very cool holiday shirt!