On Scars

First off, let me be clear about what I mean when I say the word scars. I’m not talking about the medical definition: rough tissue that overlies a wound as it heals over time. I’m using a broader definition of any physical evidence of a previous injury. That can be the amputated hand, the limp …

How Plot Differs from Story

(Excerpted from the forthcoming Maim Your Characters) Before we even start to look at injury plots specifically, it’s worth taking a good strong look at what stories are overall. This definition applies not only to an injury story, but to all stories. Ready? Here goes: A plot is what happens – the outside events of the …