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Tobias Wade

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Former neuroscience researcher, born again horror writer. During my studies, it struck me as odd that I could learn so much about why humans behave without understanding the intricacies of human nature. It occurred to me that I learned more about the depths of human experience from reading Dostoyevsky than I ever had from my text books, and I was inspired to write.

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Tobias Wade I break down the concept I am working on into the smallest possible component parts, and then rebuild from the ground up.

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I break down the concept I am working on into the smallest possible component parts, and then rebuild from the ground up.

Example: I can't figure out why the mentor character would care about helping my worthless protagonist!

Solution: The concept of the mentor can be broken down into his parts: helpfulness, mastery of skill, moral stance, back story, enemies he has made, etc.
Then I break down the protagonist into his parts: drive, motivation, talent, end goal, danger, etc.

I find when the components are separated it is easier to see where interactions can occur, and it inspires me to devise a fitting scenario.

Aha! The mentor's enemies could line up with the danger the protagonist is in, and the mentor feels guilt for involving the fledgling hero and must protect him. (less)
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“Although it was only a single instrument, each note had the peculiar echoed quality of a thousand harmonics voiced together. There was a whisper behind the strongest note and a shout beneath the softest, and they sang of far off places in long forgotten times. There were no words, but the images of ancient pride, noble heritage, and castles in the sand were imagined from the progression. This was the song that would be played at the birth of a nation, full of hope and promise of better days ahead. This was the song of the end of days with all love and longing lost beyond recall or desire. Farris could see this song playing at her wedding, or her funeral, as a herald of joy and sorrow. She found tears in her eyes and heard herself laugh, and she couldn’t say why she was doing either. Her skin was tense and covered with goosebumps, and she shivered with pleasure.”
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