The tickle of curiosity. The gasp of discovery. Fingers running across the keyboard.

The World of Iniquus - Action Adventure Romance

Applied Psychology

Understanding Mental Health 

The Collective Unconscious


Domestic Abuse and the Counselors Who Try to Help

Rational and Irrational Behavior with Dr. Vivian Lawry

Post Traumatic Stress in Your Character: Info for Writers

It's Not Over When It's Over - PTSD and NEAD with Hannah Byrnes

Is Your Character Depressed?

Bipolar Disorder in Your Character


Schizophrenia for Writers

Criminal Psych 101


Forensic Psychologists

Body Language

The Body Language of Attraction

12 Steps to getting your heroine laid

Trouble! Aggressive Body Language 101- for Writers

How to Write a Liar Telling a Lie

Relationship Deal Breakers: Things to Keep In Mind When Constructing Characters

Crisis Mode

Human Memory and Eye Witness Accounts

The Limbic System and Survival

Tunnel Vision -- F.A.T.S. Shooting a Gun in a Scenario Simulator


  1. Seeing as I've spent more years in front of prison psychologists and cognitive behavioral therapists than any writer I know, I thought I had a lot to say about the subject ... but, you beat me to it. Quite a mind you have, Fiona, and wonderful job. Bravo!

  2. Love your website and the information in the applied psych section. Do you have anything on PTSD?

    1. The PTSD article is up. Let me know if I can answer any questions for you.



  3. Hi Christine,

    Thank you kindly.

    PTSD is a very important topic. As a matter of fact, it is the subject that I am going to be researching for my doctoral thesis. It's in my short queue to blog about. So stay tuned for that. In the mean time, did you have a specific question that I might help with?


  4. Hi Fiona,

    I've followed your blog and tweets for years (and a couple of your books) and appreciate all the solid information you provide. Here's my question: are you aware of any published books along the lines of "Shrinks and Therapy Info for Writers"? I'm interested in learning the protocols of therapists when taking on a new patient (client?)and the kind of give-and-take questions that would be involved. I'm working on a book set in 1972 and my hero thinks he, ahem, sees things. Any ideas? Thanks, as always.


  5. Hmmm - no I don't know of any accessable books like that. Intake methodology would be very different now. Psychology has changed quite a bit in the last 40+ years. So I would be afraid to tell you how I developed rapport with my clients. This research is particularly difficult because there are so many different philosophies and approaches, as well the question of how acute the issue is, and if he has harmful ideations. 1972 wasn't a stellar time to have mental health issues. Sorry I can't be of more help! But best of luck, Fiona