S∂ Showcase

PTSD in Fiction

What do writers get right? Or wrong? Musings and examples.

Part 1: Introduction
Part 2: Babylon 5 and LotR
Part 3: WW Z and West Wing
Part 4: Lord Peter Wimsey

In the Beginning was Psmith

Before Wodehouse’s Jeeves and Wooster, there was Psmith.

Part 1: Introduction
Part 2: Schoolboy Days
Part 3: Work is a Mug’s Job
Part 4: Reality Bites
Part 5: Love is an Umbrella

Retyping the Speckled Band

Deep writer’s analysis of one of Doyle’s most favorited Sherlock Holmes story.

Part 1: Beginning with Style
Part 2: Information Dumps
Part 3: Revealing Depth
Part 4: Description
Part 5: Suspense
Part 6: Action, Climax

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