“Show me a hero, and I’ll write you a tragedy.”

If my characters came to life. I’m sure the first thing they’d do is murder me. I have a tendency to drag them into the darkest corners and let societies wrong doers have their way with them. The reason for that is that I put a little of myself into each character. Something small like…

Giving your characters distinct dialogue

A criticism I have toward my writing is I can’t really help noticing my characters all speak the same. Stephen King says the reason he puts a lot of he said she said in his books is so the reader can tell who’s speaking. That’s a given. I’m talking about making characters sound authentic. I…

My Favorite Characters to Write

I love a good under dog story. To me, blue collar types speak another language in a way. These under dog characters have a freedom and humility, the way they talk is so full of life. As opposed to a conservative business man or an authority figure. They speak very formal not elegant in any…