Gaslighting the Reader: the MMC, Part Two

I’ve still got the bottle of whiskey and basket of Ragecaps (™). Let’s keep it going.     How else does a novel’s MMC act? What else does he do? What else does the MMC say? What does the text tell us? Where are the discrepancies with his words and his behavior? Does he tell…

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Gaslighting the Reader: the MMC, Part One

We’ve been on a rolicking adventure with various posts about Writerly Gaslighting and show-don’t-tell lo these last few months, from situational bobbles to those ostensibly “strong, smart heroines” the Romance genre promotes but doesn't always deliver. Which brings us at last to the MMC. That’s right. More than any element in a romance, it’s the…

Paris Favorites

  I promised you a list of Paris things and stuff, so voila! When someone else asks me “What should I do in Paris?” here’s the list I reel off of various favorites:   Cafe Lomi, 3rd rue Marcadet, 18th Coffeehouses are one of my favorite things in the world, and, obviously, that is one of…