Not all Writers Are Sadists, Just Few of Us.



“Characters in novels don’t practice trivial behaviors like picking up the mail unless it enhances the  story’s plot line.

We don’t include our hero’s choice of boxers over briefs (unless there’s a reason to mention it), but we do include the things that motivates or breaks them. Not all writers are sadists, just  few of us. We want you to care so deeply that when they bleed, you flinch.” – Phyllis E. Davis, author, The Ruin of Charles Lynch



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