Historical Facts in Historical Fiction #writing #amwriting #writerslife #writerproblems

You know they are out there. Those pesky Hollywood movies that have a way of twisting historical fact to suit the script. Perhaps the biggest faux pas is Braveheart. Epic movie, epic failure when it comes to historical fact. While, yes, the movie was bashed for it, for the most part whenever it's brought you [...]

Bad Boy Heroes #writing #amwriting #writerslife #writerproblems #sexyheros

I recently came across a picture meme on Facebook about the qualities of a Hero and Anti-Hero in novels. Most of the list was right; however, a few points I disagreed with. Under the Hero is listed: is the conformist, peacekeeper, is always on the right side of the law, never ambivalent. Under the Anti-Hero listed: [...]

The death of a character…. #writing #amwriting #writerproblems #author #writerslife

I did it. I killed off a character today. The poor guy was not one of my main characters. He was just one that popped up out of nowhere while drafting a chapter - not planned on or in my outline. And, while he was a quirky soul that probably could have been more involved in the [...]