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?

Splendor in Science Fiction – Can Something Be Both Beautiful and Futuristic?

This title might seem to be a fairly foolish one. Isn’t James T. Kirk’s Enterprise magnificent? Malcom Reynolds’ Serenity is beautiful, and despite repeated complaints to the contrary, the Millennium Falcon turns many a head even now. There is obvious majesty within the genre. Isn’t there? Yes…and no. When it comes to space ships, it … Continue reading Splendor in Science Fiction – Can Something Be Both Beautiful and Futuristic?

9 Things Writers Can Learn (or Relearn) from Japanese Media

Previously, the ways being a fan can help – or hurt – an author were discussed here at Song. This and the article on fan fiction primarily focused on Western entertainment and its effect on aspiring storytellers. While fundamentally important and formative for all prospective novelists, present day Occidental fiction is not the only storytelling … Continue reading 9 Things Writers Can Learn (or Relearn) from Japanese Media