M. B. Weston’s Writing Diary: 03/03/15

#writerproblems :::adopting a whiney voice::: I can’t figure out whether the cops are on my hero’s side or if they consider him a vigilante…

Like, seriously, it’s a problem. It’s an urban fantasy pulp story in which my hero hunts down evil witches and wizards. Each side has a body count, some of which must eventually get discovered by police. My hero’s kills are in self-defense usually, but a scene that starts with Michael explaining to on officer that his life was in danger because the person he killed could shoot lightning from his fingers ended up with Michael in an interrogation room…. 

Sigh…. At the end of this novella, I have to figure out how the cops come into play here. The cops not liking Michael creates tension, but that makes the story harder to write…

Maybe I will make one or two cops like him and the rest can be either neutral or enemies depending on the situation.

Sigh. I will have to table this one until I figure out where the rest of the story is going.

How about you? Have you ever run into something like this?


About M. B. Weston

M. B. Weston is an award-winning fantasy, pulp, young adult, steampunk, and paranormal author. Her attention to procedure and detail gives her works an authentic gritty, military feel that takes an adventure tale to the level of a true page-turner. Weston’s writing attracts both fantasy and non-fantasy readers, and her audience ranges from upper-elementary students to adults. A gifted orator, Weston has been invited as a guest speaker to numerous writing and science fiction/fantasy panels at conventions across the US, including DragonCon, BabelCon, NecronomiCon, and Alabama Phoenix Festival. She has served on panels with such authors as Sherrilyn Kenyon, J. F. Lewis, Todd McCaffrey, and Jonathan Maberry. Weston has spoken to thousands of students and adults about the craft of writing and has been invited as the keynote speaker at youth camps and at several schools throughout the US.
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1 Response to M. B. Weston’s Writing Diary: 03/03/15

  1. rhunsinger says:

    Reblogged this on rrhunsinger and commented:
    The problems of being a good guy in a secret war…..

    Liked by 1 person

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