Excerpt from Suvudu:
…characters behave in ways that aren’t necessarily realistic. They explain their histories, and feelings, and intentions, so readers know what the hell is going on. Characters have in-person conversations that anyone in their right mind would have as an email exchange, because face-to-face dialogue is more interesting, more dramatic. And when fictional characters need to stalk someone, they put on trenchcoats and hats, and they go out into a picturesque world, ducking and hiding and running down rain-slicked cobblestoned streets, nearly getting caught.
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