You could call it the Modern Family curse (feel free to insert the title of your once-loved but run-too-long sitcom of preference). The watching world (WW) once was adored it, with its sharp timing and its character-driven comedy and its Ed O’Neill. 904 more words
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Dwight had never heard of Larry Sullivan until their first meeting. The ombudsman had gotten a call from a reader and wanted to know about Dwight’s sources for a few stories, including the series that earned Dwight the Pulitzer nomination. 196 more words
Investigator Zambrano shifted his weight in the chair, striving for comfort in an uncomfortable situation. Worst part of the job.
“No easy way to say this, ma’am, except to tell you we located your car, and the man inside, in the driver’s seat, he was killed. 248 more words
People talk all the time about writing characters, and they speak as though they can change their characters. Speaking like that is very silly.
You can’t tell your characters what to do; they do what they like, and sometimes what they do is upsetting. 138 more words