8 a.m. Wake up, pour coffee, get paper. After reading about bloodshed and war, move on to the Entertainment Section for much-needed relief.
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Excerpt from the author's Introduction to the collective book Nonkilling Media, published this week by the nonprofit Center for Global Nonkilling and ...
The potential for violence lives within all of us, and I'm no exception. Violence in my novels is contrived--it's pure fiction--but reflects a core truth about human nature. It's never meant to be gratuitous, but rather serves the story.
Violence and murder are and should be tools in the storytellers' arsenals, but those tools grow dull with overuse.
If we are going to strive to be the best people we can be, then we have to be aware of the flow of energy within us and consider how even our virtual worlds affect us.
Look, I love a good crime story. But I've dedicated a big part of my career to covering crime and justice and so it's with first hand certainty that I tell you that real murder is never entertaining.
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