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TV Tropes Monday: Sacrificial Lamb/Sacrificial Lion


Tweet of the Day: The Appeal of “Good Guy” Heroes In Sci-Fi Romance ——- Nothing serves to raise the stakes in a story than the death of character. It serves as shorthand for, “Things are/just got serious.” So it should not come as a surprise that writers mark certain characters for the grave in order […]

Space for Rent: James Bonding


Tweet of the Day: Faces on the Wall ——— This is a post that blends video games with social commentary. You have been warned. Okay, here we go. Certain video game studios, like EA’s BioWare, are known for the emphasis on story in their game. As part of that emphasis they have included the chance […]

Characters: The Main Man


The Head Honcho, The Big Cheese, Numero Uno, The Boss, King of the Castle, Lord of his Domain, The Hero, Enter the Dragon, I mean the Main Character. He stands at the apex of the character pyramid.  He, she or it (yes it can be an it although difficult to pull off)  that lies at […]

My Main Character is an A-Hole:A Query Pitch in Progess


Michael, the MC in my first book is self confident to the point of arrogance. There, I said it. I still like him. Why? I mean arrogance is not a trait many people like to put up with arrogant jerks in real life, let alone in their fiction. Of course, Michael is clever enough not […]

Point of View: Multiple Points of View


I don’t like the omniscient point of view.  Too stiff, too distant and too unwieldy. I don’t feel comfortable writing that way. But what if I want to expand the POV beyond one person? How can I inject a sense of a larger world, epic in scope and meaning? What if I want a wider […]