Doug Lefler

Monthly Archives: December 2013

Happy Holidays 2013

December 23, 2013

Seasons Greetings from the most famous Reinschnauzer of all.

My Three Least Favorite Words in a Story Meeting

December 9, 2013

Recently I noticed myself cringing when I heard these words: “backstory” and “reluctant hero”. It came as a surprise. I know backstories are important, and reluctant heroes can be engaging. But I’ve come to realize that after giving our protagonist a backstory (always tragic), and making them reluctant to resort to violence (until absolutely necessary),

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