“But this new component of the Guardians’ defenses, these ever-amassing stories, struck some deep and fearful alarm inside his [Pitch Black’s] dark heart. Spells, magic, jolliness, chocolate eggs, presents, elves, teeth – all the Guardians’ methods to fight his darkness were, to him, puny parlor tricks. But this power of story? He could not figure … Continue reading The Power of Story
This article is the fifth in a five part series dealing with the pitfalls and advantages of creating superpowered characters. Parts One, Two, Three, and Four may be read here, here, here, and here. Well, here we are, in the fifth part of this series on the pitfalls and advantages of creating superpowered characters! Previously … Continue reading The Final Chapter – 4 Ways to View Powered Protagonists
Previously, I have mentioned the term “Iconic Hero.” Some of you might be wondering what that particular expression means. Once upon a time, this author would have been confused by it, too. However, I came across an article defining the “Iconic Hero” many moons ago. This article described the archetype and went on to say … Continue reading The Iconic Hero – Is He Impossible and Unbelievable, or Not?
This article is the fourth in a four part series which defines the four major types of fiction. Here we are at part four, readers and future writers! In the previous three posts, we discussed Romanticism, Realism, and Naturalism. Of these three types, Naturalism strikes me as the worst kind of writing in the universe. … Continue reading The Four Types of Writing, Part Four: Romanticism and Realism Were Born a Twin
This article is the first in a four part series which defines the four major types of fiction. When most of us hear the word “romance,” it is generally linked with the love story genre. This may be one meaning of the word; it is not its only definition. Merriam-Webster’s defines “romance” as: “(1) a … Continue reading The Four Types of Writing, Part One: The Way of the Romantic