How to Create a Superhero (Part 2): Origin Stories

Welcome to part two of how to create a superhero (you can read part one here)! Last time, we talked about what a superhero is and their amazingly detailed history. Today, we’re looking at putting that history into action. Superheroes are still characters in a story, and like every other character type, they needed to […]

How to Create a Superhero (Part 1): The History

It’s a bird! It’s a plane! Is that Superman? Nah. it’s just a superhero. It’s just your run of the mill superhero with gifts out of this world – or a bottle. But is that all there is to this cultural icon that has cleaned up at the box office in recent years, or are […]

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 to Write the Perfect Mustache-Twirling Villain

An all-important truth has become clear to me recently. The hero of your story isn’t the most important character. Your villain is. Villains drive your plot forward, not the protagonist. Sure the protagonist has to accept the challenge that your villain issues, but without that push back from the villain, they have nothing to do. […]

How to Create Kick-Ass Heroes that Aren’t Superheroes

I’m a fan of superheroes. If there’s a new Marvel or DC movie, I’m going to watch it. They’re good to the point of being too good. And they exemplify all the things that we wish humanity had. Thankfully, there are other, less extraordinary, and more attainable heroes that we can weave into our tales. Heroes […]

The Confidant Character

Hey Lovelies! Today, we are going to look at the confidante character, next week we’re going to look at killing off you characters and then that will be it for our character themed last few months. I haven’t figured out what the next couple of weeks are going to look like after that, but I […]