My three year old daughter began school last week, and it was a magical experience. Yet the specter of violence at schools, exemplified by this week’s shooting in Roswell, hangs in the air.

So I thought it might be talk about creating fictional characters as we head into the weekend. On that note, when writing about folks I prefer boiling unpredictability into characters, or a little bit of crazy. When reading or watching stories, I prefer main characters who screw up, make bad decisions, flip flop, and do other things that generally drive […]