Interior Decorators have a rule—more than one half but less than two thirds. What that means is, uneven numbers or proportions are more interesting than even. Applied to writing, three characters will work better in a scene than four or six. Stephen D. Rogers will talk about the rule of three in writing on Wednesday.
He is a multi-published writer of fiction, non-fiction, and poetry. Over six hundred of his stories and poems have been selected to appear in more than two hundred publications, earning among other honors two "Best of Soft SF" winners, a Derringer (and six additional nominations), two "Notable Online Stories" from storySouth's Million Writers Award, honorable mention in "The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror," mention in "The Best American Mystery Stories," and numerous Readers' Choice awards. His book SHOT TO DEATH has just been published. Look for an exciting post from him.