Broken Masquerades means the press gets involved when things go grrr.
This can be… well, interesting.
I’m currently editing a point in Seeds of Blood where a reporter who’s been showing up through the story gets a firsthand look at some of the stuff he didn’t know was out there. You can imagine, it wasn’t pretty.
The tricky part here is to write the guy as a human being, not a stereotype. Yes, he starts out with the whole “we’re not evil, just misunderstood” take on vampires and werewolves. He hasn’t seen evidence otherwise.
This bit of nasty events? May not change his mind. These aren’t werewolves.
And even if it does change his mind about some creatures, it doesn’t mean he thinks Myrrh’s one of the good guys. After all, “misunderstood sunlight-disadvantaged members of society” versus “rabid Christian fundamentalist”.
Yeah. You can imagine how that plays in a typical newsroom.
…Let’s just say, there are likely points where each of our three main characters is wondering, “Do I have to rescue him?”
(Yes, they do. That’s the Job. Drat, as Myrrh would say….)