Write Hacks 1.1

This character is resistant. She thinks she’s a person, not a minion out of my imagination. She refuses to come to life. Now what do I do? Do I put her off and come up with a new character? (Tried that in the last series. Didn’t work well.) Skip her? (Uh, she’s already written into the first three books, you can’t rewrite her out of the series now.) When the writing gets tough, the tough go shopping.

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Runaways, sex, and Greek mythology: DANNY by Steven Harper

  I have a tough time reading books with horrific real life problems mixed with fantasy; too often the fantasy boils down to wish fulfillment, with an undertone of “I was given mega-powers because I was a mega-victim.” I should … Continue reading