Mobilize! The Return of the Zoids Continues

Are you a Zoids fan? Do you like Gundam? If so, then the game below may be the gift you didn’t know you wanted! Presenting Zoids vs. Gundam, a tabletop game that pits these two Japanese mecha franchises against one another. For those who know nothing about either series, think of it as Pacific Rim, but … Continue reading Mobilize! The Return of the Zoids Continues

Girl Outdoors

Does your protagonist need to know how to make a shelter out of branches? Will he have to build a campfire at some point in the course of the story? If so, Girl Outdoors is a Youtube channel you will want to check out! Becky, the “girl outdoors” in the video below, shows you all … Continue reading Girl Outdoors

Is Subverting the Audience’s Expectations the Best Way to Go?

Writers today are often told that they absolutely have to subvert audience expectations in order to tell a compelling story. Notably, those who insist that authors do this never give a truly compelling case for why this has to be done with every single tale they tell. Most disturbingly, these advisers never say just where … Continue reading Is Subverting the Audience’s Expectations the Best Way to Go?

Reposted – Critique: 6 Tips for One Characters

​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

The Iconic Feminine – Are Modern Writers Shying Away from This Archetype?

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?