BAM! My elbow whacked Chris’s forehead for the fourth time during practice. He grunted and caught me before I hit the ice. Though I’d skated over half of my nineteen years, I’d never had so many collisions. Of course, until a year ago, I’d never skated with a partner. I cringed and touched Chris’s sweaty […]
In crime fiction, the end should both surprise you and be believable. This works best if the characters are in conflict, not only with the outside world, but with themselves. I think that’s how people are in life, but in a crime novel, they’re placed in an extreme situation and so the conflicts are magnified.