Why kill a key character? Would it be to add a surprize, to change track, to eliminate a dead end, or to force a new mindset? Will this tactic work? Can it be a good character that is killed or…Continue
Started this discussion. Last reply by Saundra Crum Akers May 17, 2010.
I'm doing my first novel based on true life. It involves a series of real family events that happened in the late 1700's and early 1800's and a mystery that developed then. The protagonist who now…Continue
Started this discussion. Last reply by minervaK Jan 27, 2010.
I'm giving a workshop on character and voice in late January and I'm thinking about this question right now. Wonder how other writers see it.SaundraContinue
Started this discussion. Last reply by Saundra Crum Akers Jan 4, 2010.
I am reading a true crime novel and wonder just how to get started doing that. To be successful you would have to interview everyone identified with the case in any capacity as well as the family of the victim and family of the perpetrator. You would need to talk to the defense and to the prosecutor's office. You need to interview the accused.
How do you get people to cooperate? I don't suppose most would fully trust the writer to portray them as they see themselves. Most would not…Continue
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