A Powerful Study in #Character on this #FirstChapter #Fiction #Podcast: The Unraveling of Lady Fury by @ShehanneMoore

Welcome back, my fellow creatives! We’ll continue tasting the wares of fellow indie authors I have gotten to know in this beautiful community through the years.

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I’m thrilled to share some flavors delicious with ambition and yearning today. Let’s take a sip from The Unraveling of Lady Fury by Shehanne Moore.

What does a reader experience in those opening pages, and what lessons can a writer take away in studying but a few paragraphs? Let’s find out!

If you do not see the audio player above, you can access the podcast here.

If you’re ever curious for exploring historical worldbuilding, writing strong heroes and heroines, and meeting other fantastic authors, do check out Lady Shey’s wonderful blog.

Be on the look out for more sweet indie goodness in the autumn podcasts to come! 

Read on, share on, and write on, my friends!

51 thoughts on “A Powerful Study in #Character on this #FirstChapter #Fiction #Podcast: The Unraveling of Lady Fury by @ShehanneMoore

  1. Lady J, this is epically kind and wholly unexpected. Truly. Not been able to get my head fully up this week over sorting all the mess with the Mr’s CD he did the lyrics for. Finally every box is ticked re the production but my head was fair done in , so I just left a ton of tabs up here from blogs to come back to seeing the powerful study in character on this first chapter. So I clicks it open there and sees Fury. I actually thought what is she doing here! Totally never expected this but love your dissection. And giggled when you said you don’t normally read romance cos frankly I don’t think I write it!! Ha ha. But yeah I do like to take my time introducing my very flawed characters who I don’t want people to dislike entirely either at this stage but I can’t go the easy way either of, ‘Oh poor me, here are all the reasons I need you to like me.’ I like the stakes on the table and these stakes are always desperate ones. And I liked you could see that she had past baggage and that that baggage might well relate to the 4th man.Love you for this. You are an angel xxxxx

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  2. Jean it is lovely to hear your recent podcasts featuring current indie authors – especially as both your listeners and the authors know you give them a fair crack of th whip without fear or favour.
    It was especially good to see Shehanne Moore featured here. I read two of Shey’s books and like you discovered, during your exploration of the opening chapter, although romance might be her chosen genre, it does not define or put limits on the scope of Shey’s work. She is not only good fun for the reader but also a joy to read as a writer.
    To put it quite simply she doesn’t miss a trick. Both books I read where incredibly high octane, rich in character, tension, plot twists and a dark veined humour throwing out nods from popular culture. (Shey is very well read.) The historical details are accurate but delicate -no beating the reader over the head with acres of dense description. You are left with the feeling that not only are you in that time period but you belong there. Remember everyone who ever lived, no matter in what period, thought they were thoroughly modern and at the height of civilisation, no matter how horrific that period seems to us.
    Really great to hear your insightful thoughts on someone I have deep personal and professional respect and liking for. Thoroughly enjoyable episode

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