Writing Retreat

This weekend, we’re doing it. We have the spot. We’ve planned the menus, and arranged the carpools. It’s Writing Retreat Time! Whether it’s called a Night/Day/Weekend of Writing Dangerously (per NaNoWriMo) or Shut Up and Write (a la The Thesis Whisperer) is incidental. I’ve done a variety of these writing camps/retreats over the years, some…

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Gaslighting the Reader: the MMC, Part Three

  Oh yeah. It continues. MMCs and gaslighting the reader and things that are supposed to be hot but aren’t and DIAF FSOG. Let’s keep scrutinizing tropes and cliches and character elements and things and stuff and all that. Acts that are supposed to show he’s sensitive but HOLY FUCK, SELFISH ASSHOLE, PARTY OF ONE…