5 Mistakes to Avoid when Injuring your Fictional Characters

Disclaimer: I have a personal interest in obsession with this topic.

Everyone knows I prefer my injured heroes to remain wounded/damaged/whatever and am not personally a huge fan of the “miraculous” recovery. Yeah, I know it’s fiction, but a couple bullets lodged in your shoulder and thigh are totally gonna leave permanent damage in real life. Soooo if the dude isn’t limping and can still reach the top shelf, I want him to at least feel a residual ache whenever it gets cold, ya know? Anyhoo, found this little article…

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Light a fire under your characters

Motivation. What motivates us to do the things we do, or to react to something the way we do? Or what motivates us not to do something, or get involved in something, or avoid something?

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Book writing software: Top 10 pieces of software for writers

So I don’t actually use anything more exciting than Microsoft Word for my writing but I hear people talking a lot about different software and programs they use for their writing so I decided to look into it, just because I was curious, and . . .

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Why character relationships will make or break your story

One of my favorite things when I write is creating the relationships between the characters. And not just my hero and heroine, but family relationships, friend relationships, the relationship between partners as I write crime books, and the relationships between my villain and the other characters.

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