Every trope follows the ebb and flow of trends. They are often privy to generational cycles and are reflections of wider societal trends. On the subject of bad guys and villainous characters you can see how societal trends shift. In the 50s the bad guys were enemy polities as a stand-in for Russia or Nazi … Continue reading Writing Advice – Unremarkable Bad Guys
The diagnosis is troubling... You've spent 300 pages on your world's history and not created a single compelling character; you have Worldbuilder's Syndrome
I'm back! And I totally did not keep writing blogs. Which is bad for three reasons. One, I need the therapy. Screaming into the void of cyberspace helps. Two, engagement, it keeps me talking to the void and sometimes the void talks back. Three, this makes me lax on my self-discipline and writing. Writing is … Continue reading July Update – Living the Dream er… Nightmare
The best writing advice you'll ever find. Everyone I prescribe this to responds well to it.