I have written a fair bit on strong women mostly because that is the more obvious of the two battlefields in fiction. But the dearth of capable, competent, and confident male leads is beginning to tell in a manner no one can now ignore. As a writer interested in portraying characters who are capable and… Continue reading Strong Men in Fiction
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In Defense of Happy Endings – Are They Unreal, or Are They the Ultimate Reality?
Alex over at Amatopia published a very interesting article a month or so ago. In it, he made mention of a topic that has occupied my mind on and off for several years: the modern conception of happy endings in fiction. In his piece, Alex rightly points out how finales where the heroes and heroines… Continue reading In Defense of Happy Endings – Are They Unreal, or Are They the Ultimate Reality?