Storytelling

Torture Your Heroes

No one likes to read about characters living normal lives. Have you ever asked someone about the story they’re reading, and they tell you: “Oh, it’s an amazing story where the hero works a 9-5 job, and the villain is an inept boss. But it’s okay… Read More ›

The Habitual Writer

A messy desk. In the bedroom, a clean path from the bed to the door. Stacks of unread books line the ground and/or bookcase. An empty social calendar. Piles of dirty clothes. A well-used coffee pot. An overused laptop.  If… Read More ›

Can Books be Scary?

In my opinion, no.   I’ll see you all next week.  Oh, you’re all still here? What was that? You want a reason? Hmm, I guess that’s a reasonable request. Fine. Since it’s the start of October and Halloween is at the end of… Read More ›

Based on a True Story

You’ve heard it all before. Based on a true story. Ripped from the headlines. There are a lot of television shows/novels/films that claim that their stories are actual depictions of real life events. But are they? How much truth is… Read More ›