Category Archives: Plot Development

Are Antagonists Also Anti-Heroes?

The other day a person whom I admire posed an interesting question to me? What is the difference between an antagonist and an antihero? I have to admit that I paused a good while to consider my answer before spouting … Continue reading

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A Book Hangover!

 This past weekend I read a great book and I have a book hangover! I’ve experienced such an event many times in the past, but I’ve never attempted to write about it. So . . . I googled the words … Continue reading

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Chemical Weapons At A Glance!

Although my blogs are eclectic in that I sometimes write about pharmacy issues, at other times I blog about interesting methods to kill off characters in novels and sometimes I write about…well, about writing. Since many of my blogs involve … Continue reading

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Brain-Eating Amoeba

As we wind down our summer activities, I recall seeing several cases in the news of people acquiring serious infections from swimming in contaminated lakes and improperly treated pools. These events remind me of the lethal dangers of recreational water illnesses … Continue reading

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Walking Corpse Syndrome

I admit that both my wife and I love to watch some of the medical thrillers and police procedural shows on television. We record them and, when time permits, we take a break from life and immerse ourselves into the … Continue reading

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How To Write a Bloodless Death Scene

The storyline for the novel I’m currently writing calls for one of the characters to be murdered. Simple enough! Shoot or stab the person, or use a dozen other ways to kill off the character. But that didn’t fit with … Continue reading

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When a Murder Is Not Really a Murder!

Yes, the title messes with my mind also. When someone dies at the hand of another, that’s labeled a murder. Sure, there are various degrees of murder—ranging from intentional to unintentional with legal terms such as 1st degree, 2nd degree, … Continue reading

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