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#CharactersTell – Bones of the Titans

In May I took part to yet another Twitter meme devoted to characters and I enjoyed this one even more than the #StoryWarriors because here I got to speak in my characters’ voice.

I know this is something I could do whenever I want, still I seldom do it. I mean, I don’t normally write in the first person, I find the third person limited POV a lot more inspiring, which may be why even when I work on character building, it never really comes to me to write in my characters’ voice. Still when I’ve done it – as for example in the Characters Speak series – I’ve always enjoyed it.

Bones of the Titans is my least define WIP. I tried to write the first draft during NaNoWriMo a couple of years ago, but failed miserably.
It’s a story set in 1920s Berlin, but it’s very different from The Frozen Maze. Where The Frozen Maze is more about life in the German countryside and what remains the same even in times of change, Bones of the Titan is all about change and not chancily it is set in the most modern city of the time.

Once again, please don’t mind the typos.


Ombretta Vivaldi


Reinhart Zimmermann


Ross Harding


Ortensia Vivaldi



While a was doing this meme, someone tagged me for another and since I chose to speak about Bones of the Titans too, here it is.

I’m sorry I didn’t get a chance at spotlighting Wolf (Wolfgang Neumann) who’s a strong supporting character like Ross (and just like him, may become a main character, depending where the story will go), or Alexandre Durand.

But wait, last year I had the opportunity to shocase a passage from my NaNo draft with them.


And so, you’re now caught up with all my WIPs. All of them are in my thoughts, though at the moment I’m activelly working only on The Frozen Maze.

But I’m curious, what’s the one that most stirs your reader’s curiousity?
The Frozen Maze
Bones of the Titans
Ghost Trilogy


#CharactersTell is a Twitter meme that invites authors to share their stories through their characters' voice. I shared my WIP Bones of the Titans


  • Hilary Melton-Butcher
    Posted June 26, 2018 at 16:58

    Hi Sarah – loved all these snippets … and I’d go with Bones of the Titans … but you can bring the people and story to life … good luck – cheers Hilary

    • Post Author
      Posted June 27, 2018 at 09:57

      Oops! Bones of the Titans is the story least defined in this moment. But I have to admit that after writing my AtoZ Challenge (which I started because I was researching this story) I’m a lot more motivated.
      I’m happy to know you like the idea. The story may still be vague, but I do love these characters.

  • Roland R Clarke
    Posted June 27, 2018 at 03:14

    The misconceptions about others are clever touches to your characters – and so true.

    • Post Author
      Posted June 27, 2018 at 09:58

      You know, Roland, I hadn’t realised misconception was a theme. Thanks for pointing it out 🙂

  • Margot Kinberg
    Posted June 27, 2018 at 13:42

    Oh, these are great bits, Sarah! I really like the way your characters are developing. They feel quite real, and that’s fantastic!

    • Post Author
      Posted June 29, 2018 at 16:49

      Thanks, Margot. I haven’t speant nearly as long a time with then than I spent with the characters from Ghost Trilogy, but I’m very attached to them already 🙂

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