Larry P. Auerbach's Blog (10)

Elements of A Good Story (continued)

The next part, from my perspective, is the supporting characters.  Once again, I think it is essential that the writer have a clear picture of what drives each character, be they a help or a hindrance to the hero or the villain.  People do things for one of two reasons, and those two reasons are to make sure something does happen or to make sure it doesn't.  O know a lot of people think their characters should behave logically,but my experience with people in therapy for the last 25 years is…

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Added by Larry P. Auerbach on March 5, 2017 at 3:37pm — No Comments

Elements of a good story (continued)

To continue, my next topic is the hero of a story.  To my way of thinking, he should not be a superman either.  A good hero isn’t someone who is excessively brave or gifted, he is just someone who doesn’t let his fear stop him from doing what he knows he is the only one to can do whatever is needed.  A good hero has flaws, and as was said last time, he is only as good as the villain is bad.  A good hero has his good days and his bad days, but it is his emotional value system that is his…

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Added by Larry P. Auerbach on February 27, 2017 at 8:12am — No Comments

The Essentials of A Good Story -- As I see them

The first thing I look for in a good story are characters that I care about.  It doesn't have to be a good guy, it can be the villain, so long as they are realistic to me.  They can't be superman with no flaws or weaknesses -- after all, even Superman has his Kryptonite he has to contend with.  It has to be someone who has a reason for what he or she does. And just to make it easy to type, I;m going to use the term 'he' to refer to my villain in this piece,  even though it can be of either…

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Added by Larry P. Auerbach on February 21, 2017 at 3:30pm — No Comments

This week in Frontier History

Hello to one and all.  This is my first posting for what I hope will entertain some of you.  I have decided to call it “This week in Frontier History”, and what it will be is a mixture of trivia and historical reporting posted every Sunday.  I have an extensive library of frontier history so I should be able to keep this up for years.  I may even throw in a trivia contest now and then.   I hope this will keep everyone interested and possibly draw a few favorable comments.  We’ll see. …

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Added by Larry P. Auerbach on February 19, 2017 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Getting acquainted

Greetings to one and all.  I am new to the Cafe, so I figure I should introduce myself.  I am a practicing psychotherapist in southern Florida, where I work with families, individuals and children. I am also a certified clinical sexual therapist and work with those individuals dealing with deviant sexual behaviors.  Many of the emotional and behavioral issues I deal with in my practice make their way into the pages of…

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Added by Larry P. Auerbach on February 18, 2017 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Common Threads by Larry Auerbach

Common Threads by Larry Auerbach

The town of Pinetar, Alabama was almost ruined and burned out of…

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Added by Larry P. Auerbach on February 18, 2017 at 1:30pm — No Comments

A Matter Of Justice by Larry Auerbach

A Matter Of Justice by Larry Auerbach

This is a story of justice delayed, and how each person's…

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Added by Larry P. Auerbach on February 18, 2017 at 1:30pm — No Comments

The Troll Bridge by Larry Auerbach

The Tr…

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Added by Larry P. Auerbach on February 18, 2017 at 1:30pm — No Comments

A Matter Of Honor by Larry Auerbach

A Matter Of Honor by Larry Auerbach

Set in 1877, in New Mexico Territory, former Union…

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Added by Larry P. Auerbach on February 18, 2017 at 1:30pm — No Comments

The Spirit Of Redd Mountain by Larry Auerbach

The Spirit Of Redd Mountain by Larry Auerbach

Redd Mountain is a famous multi-mountain…

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Added by Larry P. Auerbach on February 18, 2017 at 1:30pm — No Comments

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