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Parlor Games

To Diagnose or Not to Diagnose

Maryka Biaggio | Posted 07.22.2013 | Books
Maryka Biaggio

In the realm of fiction, diagnosis serves no worthy purpose. In fact, it may even undermine the goal of character exploration.

Characters Stranger Than Fiction

Maryka Biaggio | Posted 06.17.2013 | Books
Maryka Biaggio

Who hasn't tossed out the adage "truth is stranger than fiction" after hearing some absurd but true tale? In fact, the saying has turned cliché from overuse. But when it comes to fiction writers, reanimating the lives of real people is a serious matter.

Psychologist Meets Notorious Con Woman

Maryka Biaggio | Posted 04.27.2013 | Books
Maryka Biaggio

Seeing the world through the eyes of another is truly one of the most seductive aspects of writing -- and reading -- fiction.