A Short Writing Lesson: Dogged by Guilt


Characterization and story set up doesn’t have to be difficult. Sometimes all it takes is a few well-chosen words and specific reactions. This is especially true when your character is dogged by guilt.

Every guilty person is his own hangman.

                 — Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Can you identify the antagonist, protagonist, and the story question in this video?

What other writing lessons do you see in this video?

Thanks, loyal readers, for sticking with me. A deadline is looming and I must keep my focus on completing that project. Regular blogging will resume as soon as possible.


  1. Lynette, get back to work! LOL! 🙂

    But those doggies look like they could be trouble if left alone for too long. Like our manuscripts, if they lay for too long we could be in trouble. Right?

    We will be here when you return Lynette. We’ll miss you though. And I’m sorry I’ve been a little MIA lately myself. I promise I won’t be away for too long. Post on facebook and I’ll be there. Take care Lynette! 🙂

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