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Showing posts 1 to 10 labeled Writing in General (78 total)

Writing Experiences Other Than Your Own (January 1, 2020)

We should all write about people from other cultures. How lame it would be if every fictional world were populated by characters from only one background. But we have a responsibility to write respectfully and well, in a way that makes the real world better. More »

How to Show Culture Subtly (July 14, 2019)

This month I've been spending more time on Twitter, and through it I've found out how weak I am to peer influence. I've bought lipsticks because pretty women posted selfies wearing them. I've sought out movies because people referenced them in memes and animated GIFs. More »

"Complex" Does Not Equal "Unlikeable" (April 21, 2019)

I'm tired of the same old gorgeous, angelic virgins with mile-long legs and no flaws other than "adorkable" clumsiness and low self-esteem. More »

The Underutilized Potential of Visual Novels (October 8, 2017)

The visual novel medium has MASSIVE potential to be awesome. But instead of capitalizing on that potential, developers put out mediocre games that are less innovative and engaging than static printed graphic and prose novels. More »

Crafting Tragic Tragedies (September 2, 2017)

The efficacy of the central tragedy makes the difference between a shallow romance and a touching one, a boring mystery and a captivating one, or a cliché fantasy and a memorable one. More »

Why I'm Upgrading to Pictures (August 20, 2017)

For a long time now, I've felt that words alone aren't sufficient for the stories I want to convey. More »

Writing in the Age of Entertainment Overload (June 1, 2017)

In the publishing world today, there is only one "good" story: the unputdownable story. More »

Surprising Similarities between Sewing and Writing (May 14, 2017)

Sewing and writing seem like very different creative endeavors, but as I learned more about dressmaking I found many surprising similarities. More »

Preaching in Fiction (May 6, 2017)

It's perfectly natural for authors to use their stories to show the difference between right and wrong. However, there are stories with good moral lessons, and then there are sermons masquerading as stories. More »

What I Learned from Pride and Prejudice: Maximizing Potential for Happiness (May 2, 2017)

The magic of P&P is in its basic story structure. More »