… and a “good guy” in your story …

please stop writing clichés.

Write real people instead.

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As the second largest employer in the spiritual realm, Hell, Inc. has a very large staff of demons and imps.

Since they don’t need to eat or sleep, they work 24 hours a day.

They never get sick or injured, so they need no sick leave, healthcare coverage, or workers comp.

Since they only live to torment sinners, they’re not interested in personal time off. And we have no holidays in Hell.

The remainder of our personnel are sinners. And sinners, of course, are all unpaid interns, learning their lesson the business.

©2018 David W. Jones

Inspired by a writing exercise (write a letter to the hero applying to be their sidekick) at the end of a Hawaii Fiction Writers work shop on buddies and sidekicks:

“When you’re captured by the bad guys, tied up and being tortured to reveal where our client is hidden, I would shoot you in the head – then myself – to protect our client’s life.”