When you’re considering what to put or not put into your author newsletters, there’s a simple rule of thumb to… Read more Author Newsletters: What NOT to Do
“Start an author newsletter!” It’s something authors are told all the time by industry experts. “Start a newsletter, start your… Read more Author Newsletters: Why So Boring?
Upstaging in stories is an art and can be done with what we call devastating effect, leaving the reader feeling… Read more A Show-Off vs. A Surprise: Mary Sues, Gary Stus, and Upstaging
I know I said the upstaging post would come next, but I realized I had one more post before that,… Read more Of Mary Sues and Gary Stus ~ No One is Good at EVERYTHING
Being a Mary Sue is about far more than just being Perfect™. Hallmark #2 of a Mary Sue/Gary Stu character:… Read more Of Mary Sues and Gary Stus: No One is Always Right
“Your female main character is a Mary Sue.” The words every writer dreads. Hearing this tends to induce heartbreak and/or… Read more Of Mary Sues and Gary Stus ~ Is Your Protagonist ‘Too Perfect’?
Apologies for leaving all of you fantastic readers hanging for several weeks. It’s good to be back. If you don’t… Read more Writing Romance: Reverse Harem ~ The Ending
Okay, you’ve figured out into what type your reverse harem heroine falls, you’ve introduced your characters, and you’ve got the… Read more Writing Romance: Reverse Harem ~ Development and Character Arcs
Well, here we are at the end of Aida. For this last post, it’s your turn to talk about… Read more Lodestar Lectures: Aida ~ YOUR Turn + Announcement
Welcome back to the discussion of Aida! Today, we examine the minor characters from the musical. The mark… Read more Lodestar Lectures: Aida ~ Minor Characters