5 Important Writing Tips to Give My Younger Self

*singsongs*  La da-da da-da, I’m drawing cuz my family doesn’t own a decent computer yet, la da-da da-da—

Cedillo.

AHHHHH!

Don’t scream, Cedillo!

Who—who are you?

I’m Cedillo.  I’m you ten years in the future. Continue reading “5 Important Writing Tips to Give My Younger Self”

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Creating Lifelike Characters

Some thoughts on Frankenstein and bringing your characters to life.

Dr. Victor Frankenstein was one bad ass dude.  He just gets it in his head one day that if he digs up body parts, sews them together, and zaps them with lightning, he’ll get a living, breathing person.  And, lo & behold, it works!  Which is legit one of the reasons I love fiction so much: all that implausible science and no one really giving a damn…

Unfortunately, we dwellers of reality live on slightly firmer ground.  There’s no zappy, zappy.  No stitching up decomposing body parts.  No grave robbing.  We have to find other, more socially acceptable ways to piece together our monsters…

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