How to Create the Worst Antagonists Around Town

Not many people like antagonists. They’re supposed to annoy the protagonists; to foil the plans of the heroes and create conflict. They are supposed to be a villain for our heroes to defeat. They create the conflict in our stories because they stand in the way of what we most want: money, power, for good […]

False Protagonist: What are They and How to Use Them

This quote by TV Tropes sums up the false protagonist beautifully: So you’ve got your hero. They practically have a giant neon sign over their head that says they’re a hero. It might be subtle, but it’s fairly obvious you’ve found the person who’ll save the day, get the girl/guy, and live a long and […]

What’s the Deal with Anti-Heroes?

I don’t know about you, but I think the world has fallen in love with the idea of anti-heroes. We’ve seen many of them take over the big screen in recent years. Deadpool, Venom, the Driver from Drive, Flynn Ryder from Tangled, Tyrion Lannister, etc. have captured our hearts with their humor and underlying goodness. […]

The Art of Giving and Receiving Feedback

Hey, Lovelies! I want to talk about giving and receiving feedback today. It is something that writers have to live with on a daily basis and from a variety of sources. We get it from our editors, clients, friends, family, and complete strangers. I also know that whenever the word feedback gets thrown around, we […]

What Writers Can Learn from Season 8 of Game of Thrones

Hey, Lovelies! Before we go any further, this post will contain spoiler alerts for anyone who has not seen season eight of Game of Thrones. If you care about the outcome of the show, please do not go any farther than this. If you don’t care, please proceed. Also, there are some spoiler alerts for […]

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 […]