• The Good Wife

    Writing Romance: What’s the Matter With a Love Story?

    by  • March 17, 2014 • Books, The Good Wife, Writing, You are probably sorry you asked • 0 Comments

    Everyone knows that romance novels are for women. And so are stories that focus on who’s hopping into whose bed and which couples will end up together. Everyone also knows that those kinds of stories are inferior. Why would anyone who’s not a woman want to watch (ugh!) The Notebook or read (yuck!) the Twilight novels....

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    10 Lessons I Learned About Writing Novels From Stories That Aren’t Books

    by  • January 20, 2013 • Dexter, Games, House, M. D., The Good Wife, Writing, You are probably sorry you asked • 2 Comments

    (But first… happy birthday, Grace! Yaaaaaay!) Almost every how-to writing book you can find advises would-be writers to read extensively. This is sound advice. Reading a lot of what you want to write helps you to understand it viscerally the same way doing lots of math problems is a different experience from having the...

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    Not *All* My Favourite Fictional Characters Are Jerkwads

    by  • August 19, 2012 • Films, House, M. D., Sherlock Holmes, The Good Wife • 0 Comments

    … but mostly, yeah, they still are. Also, I need to define “jerkwad,” because by the rules of storytelling, pretty much every fictional character in whom I have an interest is a jerkwad to someone. There’s an antagonist, and no matter how good our hero or heroine, sometimes sh*t gets real, you know? Doing...

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