The Key to Great Character Introductions

I spotted this gem on the interwebs. It comes from Nathan Bransford's awesome blog. https://blog.nathanbransford.com/2020/01/nail-every-characters-first-impression This has some great advice for introducing characters and is something I know I fumble a bit with. It's really important to make everything a part of the story. Nobody wants to read through pages of stuff that the writer …

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Vampires, it’s Because They Suck

I recently saw the trailer for the movie remake of Dark Shadows. Seeing Johnny Depp as Daytime TV's favorite vampire Barnabas Collins had me thinking about the continued popularity of vampires in fiction. The birth of vampire lore is easy to understand when viewed against what was understood of medicine and science in medieval times. Since the …

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