My Friend Hank: Thoughts on Characters in Waiting

I originally wrote this post a couple nights ago, but I’m just getting around to putting it up. Let’s time travel, shall we?  9:51pm, Tuesday: Coffee Shop So I’m here at a local coffee shop typing my little heart out, and I notice this customer that comes in not too long after me. I’ve been […]

Characters are People Too

“When writing a novel a writer should create living people; people not characters. A character is a caricature.” -Ernest Hemingway Fiction is so fun to write. By fun, I really mean “freeing.” Although it’s only fiction, it shouldn’t be taken lightly. I write about real people with real problems. Who wants to read about characters […]

American Idol Syndrome

These are the questions that boggle my mind on a Friday evening such as this….. I want to write about real people. People that are vulnerable, and anxious; the kind of people that loose their keys every once in a while or forget to charge their cellphone at night. This may not seem that important, […]