How To Write Damaged Characters
KA Moll, author of Soul Mates, Coming To Terms and Haunting Love was a professional social worker, councillor and psychologist, making her more than qualified to discuss how to write damaged characters.
When you are dealing with a fairly small niche, like that of lesbian fiction, then to potentially alienate readers by writing damaged characters is a bold choice. The wonderful thing about KA Moll’s novels, though, is that she will take us deep into the horror of what happened to a character but then show us a way out of that darkness.
It is a rare, and talented author who can write damaged characters in a believable way without making the reader feel like the character is on display for the purposes of shock value.
About This Episode
I wanted to chat to Moll about her writing style, her beliefs around damaged characters and what sort of reaction she has received as a result of her work.
In this candid interview she reveals a lot about how she writes damaged characters and why.
KA Moll discusses
- Her work before she took early retirement and why that drives her to write what she does
- The reaction to her novels and their no holds barred content
- Why she doesn’t reveal the actual therapy sessions in her novels
- What it was like to write a supernatural novel and how her audience responded
- What was instrumental in getting her first books out
- And what her wife says about her writing
About KA Moll
KA holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology, a Master’s Degree in Social Work and a Master’s Degree in Counseling.
She is a young retiree from state child protective services where she supervised investigations of child abuse and neglect as a Public Service Administrator.
Today, K.A. Moll is a best-selling lesbian romance author who in her words – writes about strong women, broken by past trauma, who find healing and wholeness through love.
She is also a reviewer for The Lesbian Review.
KA Moll Online
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