You know, I do not condone raping and killing teenagers. However, there are rights. There is the golden rule. How we treat foreigners, whether we deny them access to a consulate or imprison, torture, and interrogate them without trial, we can expect our citizens to be similarly treated in other countries.
As Mark Goldberg wrote in the article above, "I know if I were arrested in a foreign land, I'd want access to my consulate."
I keep writing, even though I should be going to sleep. I love when the story takes off like that.
But one thing: when writing in first person and the main character meets someone new, how do you handle the introductions?
"Hi, what's your name?"
Sometimes, they're practically all the way up to you know, and I'll have to stop and say, "what's your name?"
It's a problem. How do you do it? With, say, heroine and hero meeting alone, no third-party introductions?
I think I've mentioned before: I'd really just rather leave my characters nameless.