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« Reply #1 on: April 07, 2014, 10:31:20 pm »
10 Can't Miss, Surefire Secrets Of Torturing Fictional People

I was peculiarly touched by a torture part in Abercrombie's Best Served Cold:

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« Reply #2 on: April 09, 2014, 09:34:47 am »
Lol... Yeah. It wasn't actually the torture scene that bothered me most in his books. Though I've not yet read Red Country or The Heroes.
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« Reply #3 on: June 10, 2014, 08:14:13 am »
Really good link Madness. Despite it's title, this really serves as a way of teaching (or reminding) writers of how important conflict is. This can be anything from the most extreme example -- torture -- to something mundane, like a literal roadblock. Not just reaching goals, but being changed by the path to get there. 

This here is one of my favorites, really in depth and just a great source of wisdom on a variety of topics. Even though it's technically devoted to fantasy, any writer working in any genre can benefit from "Limayaael's Rants".

http://www.forresterlabs.com/limyaael/titlelistall

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« Reply #4 on: June 12, 2014, 05:48:32 pm »
10 Can't Miss, Surefire Secrets Of Torturing Fictional People

I was peculiarly touched by a torture part in Abercrombie's Best Served Cold:

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IMO not as good as Glokta's remembered tortures , but that was pretty intense. Most of Abercrombie's stuff was intense for a fantasy.
« Last Edit: June 17, 2014, 05:16:23 pm by Wilshire »
One of the other conditions of possibility.

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« Reply #5 on: June 17, 2014, 05:11:04 pm »
Sweet link, FB.
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