Tropes I Despise: Generic Blonde Wife

You almost don’t notice this one, and that’s why it’s so insidious. Once I started taking notice of it, I noticed how prevalent it was.

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Tropes I Despise: Innocent White Criminal

Due to circumstances beyond Our Hero’s control, he has to enter a life of crime to make ends meet. He suffers. He fights. He becomes a monster.

Was I talking about Walter White from Breaking Bad or whosisface generico Everyman from Ozark?

Publisher Hunt: The Longer Short List

First off: I found another list of publishing houses that don’t care if you have an agent. And I immediately weeded out all of the ones who wouldn’t touch my material with a 40′ barge pole.

The bad news out of this is that it raises the short list to a count of eight.