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The bad guy

Have you ever written a story whose hero is modeled after someone in your life?

Has that hero ever changed in the context of your story, becoming someone other than the person you admire in real life? 1,175 more words

RISE ABOVE THE ORDINARY AND BECOME EXTRAORDINARY

RISE ABOVE THE ORDINARY AND BECOME EXTRAORDINARY

In our lives it’s easy to be hemmed back, tied down and pulled apart by others, society and the world. 560 more words

Paul G Day

Just like that...

One of the best things about watching films is that they reveal so much about yourself.

But only if you are willing to observe yourself closely. 283 more words

Thou Shalt Not Kill Off Thy Characters . . . or Should You?

Tess Gerritson makes some interesting comments about this topic:

Tess says:

http://www.tessgerritsen.com/kill-the-character/

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Even in stories for younger audiences where killing is not part of the plot–bad things can and… 67 more words

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Mirroring and bonding

I have been researching histrionic personality disorder. I am interested in the similarities between male and female, and why males are often diagnosed Sociopaths and females diagnosed Histrionic Personality Disorder (not always, but it is common). 1,603 more words

Sociopath

Gayle Mullen Pace reblogged this on Gayle Mullen Pace ~ Author and commented:

I found the following post to be quite enlightening—detailing how a person gets snared by a sociopath and what happens when the bloom is off the rose. I know one young woman who found herself caught in this spider's trap and how difficult it was to get out. Anyone who has ever crafted a twisted and cunning antagonist will appreciate how complex the human mind is.

POV/Protagonist Troubles. Do NOT copy my original ideas.

I know the book I am going to write but I cannot decide the plot, the protagonist (whose POV it is in), or the first or third person to write in. 190 more words

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Good Cats Don't Race Dumb Dogs

Before anyone accuses me of disrespecting dogs, let me say that I’m a dog owner, and I absolutely love dogs. Cats are okay too, and I don’t recommend any cat try to outrun a dog, whether the cat thinks that dog is dumb or not. 216 more words

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