Writing Stupid People

As a writer you have to deal with all kinds of characters, many of them perceived as offensive or undesirable. You could write man vs. nature tales all day long and avoid this problem altogether, but if you find that plan limiting, then you’re going to have these characters in …

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Charlatan’s Magic: Excerpt


“Are you really a magician?” Ben asked in a croaking voice. Ming turned with a glint in his eye. “Do you believe in magic?” “No.” “Then how could I really be a magician?” Ben shrugged. “I could be wrong.” “Oh, that’s good.” The old man snickered through yellowing teeth. “I …

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