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Compelling Minor Characters

Lily White, the protagonist of my WIP, lives in Detroit and works as a P.I. She used to have a very different life, in Blue Lake, my fictional tourist town on Lake Huron in northern Michigan. 304 more words

Tips for Telling Stories: Selfish Sally and Other Characters

One of the features of Sims 4 — and Sims 3, as well — is a system of traits. There’s a wide range. We can create introverted… 486 more words

Sims 4


You don’t have much to say. That’s your role: to pop up, advance the plot, and be gone. People are supposed to care more about what you say or do than about you. 158 more words

Writing Life

Why Your Roleplaying Game Makes a Kickass Novel

In my last article, I talked a bit about why roleplaying game campaigns make horrible novels. Now, I’m going to look at elements of roleplaying games that actually map to novels rather well, and how these ideas can be incorporated into fiction. 1,045 more words


Dear Important Minor POV Character

Dear Important Minor POV Character,

It has come to my attention that, despite the epic fantasy genre of my latest work, it is not advisable to have more point-of-view characters than George R. 373 more words


Palm Sunday: Minor Characters

Earlier this evening, I delivered this homily at the Palm Sunday service at the Trinity College Chapel in Hartford, Connecticut. This was my third time preaching in this space (actually, my third time preaching ever…). 1,507 more words


Sunday Stumper #44: Charles Dickens

Charles Dickens is regarded as one of the most influential and notable novelists of the nineteenth century, and consequently, he was the perfect topic for our 44th Sunday Stumper!   520 more words