Monthly Archives: July 2013

True, But Too Strange for Fiction

Create a character, named Anthony Weiner who is a congressman. Have him take pictures of his genitalia and send them to young women. Have it become public because he made a mistake with Twitter. Have him resign. Already, the scenario … Continue reading

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Character Infodumps

Recently, in a weekly critique group that I belong to, I’ve seen several submissions where in the first few chapters, the author stops the story cold to provide description of a person, surroundings, or both. In one case, in the … Continue reading

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Beach Deer

In 2008, I visited Fripp Island, SC. When there, I get up at sunrise and walk the beach. It so peaceful. And sometimes, I get surprised. This morning, several deer wandered on the beach and played in the surf. I … Continue reading

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