Manga: The Japanese Comic Genre

Manga is a popular art form in Japan that covers various genres. It has also found a home in North America in recent years. And since we’re talking about comics, I thought we’d look at the Japanese version. Manga can be a little off-putting to those of us who haven’t dipped our toes into the […]

How to Write a Graphic Novel from Start to Finish

According to an annual report released by ICv2 and Comichron, graphic novel and comic sales hit $1.21 billion in 2019, which is significant. Graphic novels and comics have been gaining popularity in the past 20 years due to various factors, which we’ll get into below. Most importantly, though, they are getting more shelf time at comic book stores and book […]

Wham! Bam! Shazam!: Comics as a Genre

Comics are not just small books with a bunch of superheroes wearing spandex on the cover. They are a genre of their own. Comics mix two art forms to create amazing stories in a limited space. It probably comes as no shock to find out that I love comics. They’re fun, witty, and have been a staple […]

How Writers Can Navigate Dystopian Worlds Successfully

Hey, Lovelies! You’re angry. You’re fed up. And you want to see change now. No more climate change. No more coronavirus. And you want a government that helps you – not one that locks you in your house. The system just isn’t working for you anymore. So we’re going to break free of those bonds today. […]

A Writer’s Survival Guide to the Post-Apocalyptic World

Hey, Lovelies! Phew! We got through the apocalypse! Now, what do we do? That’s going to be the focus of today’s post. Getting through that post-apocalyptic world. So get out your compass, we’re going to get straight to exploring. Post-Apocalyptic Worlds Post-Apocalyptic Fiction: a subgenre of science fiction and/or fantasy that takes place after the end […]

Writing Apocalyptic Fiction While the World Ends

Hey, Lovelies! With the coronavirus upon us, I thought that we should take a look at apocalyptic fiction. It’s been a long time since I’ve done an in-depth look at a genre, so for those of you who are unfamiliar with how this goes, let me give you a breakdown. We’ll start off as always […]

Fantasy as a Genre

Hey Lovelies! Today, we’re talking about fantasy as a genre as promised. We’ll do a brief history of the genre, we’ll go over some of the differences between sci-fi and fantasy and then we’ll have our writing tips at the end. Same deal as last time, if I have missed something in this post that […]

Science Fiction as a Genre

Hey Lovelies! I hope all is going well! Today, as promised, we’re going to be talking about science fiction as a genre. I swear this has to do with world building. I wanted to separate science fiction from fantasy as there are some subtle differences between the two genres, even though they are, in a […]

The Romance Formula

Hey Lovelies, Last week recap: You suffered through my rant about the romance genre. I brought up my issues with it, which mainly dealt with the romance formula and how this can limit the exposure that romance writers get and how they aren’t seen as worthy writers. With that being said, if this is the […]

The Romance Genre

Hey Lovelies, We are now in February. This month I’d like to write about the topic of romance and love (I know February and love is such a cliche, especially since we just finished talking about them). Well, it’s not going to start off with hearts and rainbows. I have a rant about the genre […]