Check out this piece by K.M. Weiland: Critique: 6 Tips for Introducing Characters Most of the time, I hate real-life introductions. For one thing, I almost always forget the person’s name in the rush of shaking hands, smiling, and saying something charmingly banal. Then there’s the small talk, important but often tedious. Squirm. But that’s most of … Continue reading Reposted – Critique: 6 Tips for One Characters
Michael Critzer, also known as Professor Geek, returns in this excellent video on the Iconic Feminine. He uses the original She-Ra and the Netflix remake to emphasize his point. This makes the topic even more interesting if you only have a minimal knowledge of one or the other series. It’s rather obvious who needs to … Continue reading The Iconic Feminine – Are Modern Writers Shying Away from This Archetype?
Check out Nate Winchester's latest piece, readers: Writing Talk - And Then, Therefore So – above all – you’ve completed step 1 and got something written! What’s another way to make your story richer and more complex? If you want it in video form, you can watch Shamus’ talk about this method here. Read more...
A little while ago, I began watching the anime based on Kohei Horikoshi’s My Hero Academia* series. Thanks go to Anthony Marchetta for repeatedly expounding upon the merits of this story. His reviews over at Castalia House were what convinced this author to give the show a try (shakes fist at him in mock anger). … Continue reading Who’s Afraid…?
Take a look at this excellent piece by Mr. Winchester, readers: Writing Week - moving from complicated to complex There’s probably some irony in trying to make the subject of complexity itself a simple discussion. “It’s too easy to cross the line from complex to complicated. And complicated is bad.” -Chuck of SFDebris If I was … Continue reading Reposted: Writing Week – moving from complicated to complex
To fight effectively requires the proper state of mind. Any martial arts or firearm instructor will tell his students this fact. If you are not aware of your environment and prepared to defend your life and/or the lives of those close to you, then you look like prey. And prey only exists to feed the … Continue reading Worldbuilding: Or, the Mind-set Necessary to Make Medieval Fiction Realistic
Check out this great piece, readers: How I Overcame Writer's Block: 5 Techniques Have you ever lost traction on a writing project, or wondered if you can actually finish writing a whole book? I’ve been there! This is the story of how I finally beat writer’s block. With my first novel, Poison Bay, I often wondered … Continue reading Reposted – How I Overcame Writer’s Block: 5 Techniques