“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…

“Buy the ticket, take the ride.” -Hunter S. Thompson

I just purchased my first Hunter S. Thompson book called Hell’s Angels. Even though I’ve never read his work I knew of him through his notorious legend from documentaries. Which made me want to see the real life character. I watched the Charlie Rose interview and a couple of others. He talked about not being…

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…

“I’m a visual learner.”

I hear this from my friends who don’t read. You’ll hear this, followed by, “I read online a lot anyway.” Really? Because you have to read a stop sign That’s equivalent to reading Shakespeare. I know this post is going to make me sound like an old man. That’s okay, because I’m pretty sure I…

Pandering to the Audience

“It’s not the job of the artist to give the audience what they want. If the audience knew what they needed, then they wouldn’t be the audience. They would be the artists. It is the job of artists to give the audience what they need.” -Alan Moore