Is there a market for discontent? Does someone stand to gain by making us hate each other? What is the easiest class of people to manipulate?
There are times when we find ourselves hosed beyond hosed despite careful planning and attention to detail. What do we do when that occurs?
Exclamation points became taboo as soon as the expression of strong emotion in general became taboo. Do we want to write for a Wonder White Bread World or do we want to paint our stories with a rich palette of emotions? Use! Your! Exclamation! Points!
Death is our most personal experience. Splashing images of someone’s death is akin to rape. We need to defend and protect these victims and their loved ones. We hope that God forbid we were in the same situation, someone would do this for us.