Nice Guys Finish Last? Depends on One’s Definition of “Nice”

We have discussed Nice Girls, but what about Nice Guys? The standard response to that is: “Yeah, well, you know where Nice Guys finish – last.” Depending on the definition of “nice” in use, this can be quite true. But as with Nice Girls, Nice Guys do not all follow the perceived pattern of “nice” … Continue reading Nice Guys Finish Last? Depends on One’s Definition of “Nice”

Reposted: Business Musings: Let’s Talk Real Business, Shall We?

A fascinating piece from Kristine Katheryn Rusch, readers! Business Musings: Let’s Talk Real Business, Shall We? Two weeks ago, I posted about agenting changes, and linked to a Hollywood Reporter piece about the new writer/agent relationship. Many of you had sent me that piece, because it is shocking in its happy talk about what is, … Continue reading Reposted: Business Musings: Let’s Talk Real Business, Shall We?

Nice Girls – Are They More or Less Difficult to Write than Bad Girls?

“Playing good girls in the ‘30s was difficult, when the fad was to play bad girls. Actually I think playing bad girls is a bore; I have always had more luck with good girl roles because they require more from an actress.” Olivia De Havilland via BrainyQuote.com Olivia De Haviland as Melanie Hamilton in Gone … Continue reading Nice Girls – Are They More or Less Difficult to Write than Bad Girls?

The First Code-Talkers in American History

Follow the link to learn more, readers: America’s First Code Talkers Were Choctaw Soldiers During WWI Dec 1, 2021 Jesse, Guest Author To keep their plans a secret from the enemy during the fighting in WWII, the US famously employed Native American code talkers who communicated in their native languages. However, WWII was not the … Continue reading The First Code-Talkers in American History

Reposted: How to Structure Stories With Multiple Main Characters?

Take a look at this piece by K.M. Weiland, readers! How to Structure Stories With Multiple Main Characters? One of the most common questions I’m asked is how to structure stories with multiple main characters. If you have two (or more) characters who are equally important to the story and receive equal POV time, how … Continue reading Reposted: How to Structure Stories With Multiple Main Characters?