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Characters Won’t Always Do What You Want

Characters Won’t Always Do What You Want

Characters are fickle creatures. They’ll waltz into your stories, demand more than you ever intended to give them, and linger long after you’ve finished writing about them. Mine like to whisper extra tidbits about their lives, which I use for writing prompt responses. Characters get away with all this because they’re a critical component of …

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The Dark Side of Fandom

The Dark Side of Fandom

This past weekend (as I write this) my husband and I saw Solo: A Star Wars Story. It was always a given we would go, even though the trailers didn’t catch my attention. But we were both shocked to find that only a week after opening, it had been shoved into the smallest theater in …

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I Just Can’t Get Enough Tea

I Just Can’t Get Enough Tea

As our financial status and physical location have grown more stable, my husband and I have noticed we spend a little more money on things we used to consider pointless indulgences. Mostly drinks. Which has led to a lot of lattes, a love of cider (which could be a whole other blog post) and a …

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Leaving a Legacy in the Digital Age

Leaving a Legacy in the Digital Age

On May 24th the Internet mourned the passing of John “TotalBiscuit” Bain, a prominent game critic, e-sports caster and Youtuber who spent the last four years fighting cancer. On May 28th, the pillars of his podcast gathered to memorialize him, and after listening to their heartfelt memories, I decided to write this post. I never …

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Never Say Never and Other Bad Advice

Never Say Never and Other Bad Advice

I spend a lot of time reading writing advice. It’s useful to know how other writers solve certain problems; they often think of solutions I don’t. I have an entire tumblr tag of writing advice I find useful and I share its contents whenever I find a writer struggling with similar problems. But I’ve stumbled …

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