Freudian Fridays: Daddy Issues in Urban Fantasy

Did you know that if you search Wikipedia for “daddy issues,” it’ll auto-redirect you to Electra complex? Neither did I. Now we both know. That very Wikipedia article says, The psychodynamic character of the daughter–mother relationship in the Electra complex derives from penis envy, caused by mother, who also caused the girl’s castration; however, upon re-aligning her … More Freudian Fridays: Daddy Issues in Urban Fantasy

The V-Word

I’m talking about verisimilitude. What did you think I meant, you big weirdo? Yesterday we talked about what makes a good character according to the Gospel of Jim. We skimmed verisimilitude, though, because this one is tough. Jim says, V-factor is the second most important element in creating interesting characters. The most exotic character in … More The V-Word

Imaginary Friends

I refer to my characters as imaginary friends. They are, aren’t they? I spend more time with them than I do with plenty of my real-world friends. I spend my work hours with them, so they’re also my coworkers. I guide them through the worst times of their lives, and some of them have seen … More Imaginary Friends