Markelle Grabo

Young Adult Author


Ramsey's Character - Part 3 : Relationships

Posted by Markelle Grabo on September 29, 2011 at 10:25 PM Comments comments (0)

As I'm writing, oftentimes I picture myself as the reader to gain further insight into what I've written and how readers will react to the plot of the story. I ask questions and make comments as if I were reading my work for the first time. I did this several times as I wrote and edited The Elf Girl.

The majority of my questions came toward the end of the novel. And no, they didn't deal with Ramsey's secret or the dangerous Finn (shocker, right?). Instead, they concerned Ram...

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Ramsey's Character - Part 2 : The Past

Posted by Markelle Grabo on August 3, 2011 at 3:23 PM Comments comments (2)

Some of the feedback I've received from readers (especially mothers with children) concerned Ramsey's willingness to leave her human family behind on a whim to follow Stellan and Addison into the Elf Realm in search of her true heritage. I must admit, when I sat down to write the first draft of The Elf Girl, the issue of Ramsey's human family and their feelings was at the bottom of my to-do list. I did not begin this series to tell their stories. These books are about Ramsey and the magical s...

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Ramsey's Character - Part 1 : Bullying

Posted by Markelle Grabo on August 3, 2011 at 2:17 PM Comments comments (0)


Because my signing at the Art Crawl has been cancelled, I've decided to do a few blogs (mostly to cheer up myself ;) ). And the best way to do that is for me to talk about the characters in The Elf Girl. Since I'm unable to do this at the signing, I will be typing to my heart's content here on my blog.

Anyway, I've had a lot of feedback from readers on the subject of Ramsey's character, beginning with our similarities. Ramsey and I are very alike in pers...

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