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Character Conundrum

“Build a character in your mind and then place them into a scene. Your story should come from the actions of characters and not from random actions done to them by the author.” 649 more words


Four Character Types in Horror Stories

I just finished reading a novel called Reiko, a Japanese ghost story.   I really like Asian horror as opposed to western horror, since I find the former much more atmospheric and much less skeptical.   798 more words


Villains AREN'T Evil Just Because

They must have a reason to be evil.
A legitimate one.
So that if you were in their position you would do the exact same thing or so that you can easily put yourself in their shoes. 17 more words

WRITING Plots And Plans

What makes a good murderer?

You know that dramatic reveal at the end of a good mystery where the sleuth explains who committed the murder and why?  **SHOCKER!** The author had all those details worked out well before the first page. 397 more words

Mystery Writing 101

Sometimes depression is a terminal disease


A few years ago, a good friend of mine killed himself. I did all the things you do: I blamed myself. I got mad at him. 418 more words

Donna A Leahey

Nobody's Perfect

Nobody’s perfect, right?
Why, then, do you create the perfect protagonist to the point where he/she is so good it’s annoying?
Go on Wattpad and you’ll see it in every single story. 267 more words

WRITING Plots And Plans

Attack of the Characters That Seem Real!

The best characters seem real.
The above, my friend, is the truth. Whether it’s the funny best friend or the annoying sibling, to make a character good, they must seem real. 321 more words