Facets of a Muse

Examining the guiding genius of writers everywhere

Meet Your Main Character–by writers, for writers


Our website is now live! Meet Your Main Character

As writers, we strive to create realistic experiences for our characters to draw our readers in. We write what we know, but often we want to write about things we don’t have first-hand knowledge of. Okay, no one I know of has ever flown on a dragon or battled an ogre, but I do know an immigration attorney and a former counterintelligence analyst. Writers can gain knowledge through research, interviews, or spending a day doing the things you have your characters do, but what if you don’t know anyone who’s ever milked a cow or moved to a whole different country on a whole different continent? What if you aren’t even sure where to go to find someone who does have the knowledge or experiences you want your character to have?

Enter the Meet Your Main Character crew. We are a group of six writers with innumerable experiences in many different areas, from growing up in South Africa to setting up orphanages to surviving a hurricane. We can help you bring authenticity to your scenes by relaying our own personal experiences. If we haven’t lived it, we can help you find someone who has.

Every month you’ll learn more about each of us and the things we have done on our life’s journey. Send us a question, and we’ll try to help. Our guest bloggers will share some of their adventures as well. We’ll also have a special page featuring contributions from a group of young writers who are great sources for insight into the lives and interests of young people making their way through junior high and beyond.

You can also follow us on Twitter at: @mymc_writers

Stop by and say hi!


Author: Julie Holmes, author

Pen names: J. M. Holmes, J. M. Goebel A fiction writer since elementary school (many years ago), and NaNoWriMo annual participant for a decade, I've been published in small press magazines such as "Fighting Chance" and "The Galactic Citizen". I write adult mystery with a touch of romance, mystery with extrasensory elements, contemporary fantasy, and epic fantasy, and I'm represented by the fabulous Cynthia Zigmund of Second City Publishing Services. In real life, I am a technical writer with a family of two teens, a wonderful hubby, one cat (what writer doesn't have cats??), two dogs, two chickens, and more chipmunks, squirrels, and rabbits than any garden should have to deal with. My garden, our hobby farm, and Nature's annual seasons are some of my muses.

2 thoughts on “Meet Your Main Character–by writers, for writers

  1. A great resource. There is quite a bit on the internet that I find useful, but occasionally there is NOTHING on what I need to know.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s