Fundamental Fridays

Crafting the Master Detective

Fundamental Fridays

We all have one: a favorite detective. Who hasn’t binge-watched episodes of their favorite detective show? Okay, maybe not everyone loves crime shows or will stay up into the pre-dawn hours reading an Agatha Christie novel; however, most of us can think of a crime show or book they’ve enjoyed.What makes a good crime story?… Read more »

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TAXI DRIVER

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Psychological Thriller or Psychological Western? “As the earth moves toward the sun, Travis Bickle moves toward violence.” ~  Paul Schrader This post contains adult language that may be offensive. I have kept the gore out of it except for one small photo at the end. Taxi Driver has held tight to its reputation of being… Read more »

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Point of View Options

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The problem of choosing the point of view for your story appears to be a fairly simple one. The primary options are first person, third person, and a couple of varieties of omniscience. In writing, what appears to be true on the surface isn’t always the most useful truth.  Point of view, together with narrative… Read more »

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