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Writing Addiction in Fiction

As a writer of emotional, character-based stories, there are few topics I find more rich and complex than addiction. There’s so much potential for both tragedy and redemption, and people […]

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Fictional Trauma Narratives

I absolutely love writing trauma in fiction. It’s been an intense interest of mine since I majored in psychology in college, taking several classes on the effects of trauma in […]

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Mental Illness in Fiction

Mental illness is often portrayed in fiction in a way that is highly innacurate. There are so many common misconceptions reinforced by depictions in books and movies, it can be […]

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Writing Raw Emotion

Capturing the genuine heart of the human experience in fiction relies heavily on poignant and impactful depiction of emotion. In order to evoke feeling in the reader, you must evoke […]