Storytelling

Five Tips for Characters That Go Against the Flow

Spock and Data from Star Trek stand next to each other

Everyone likes characters that go against the status quo, whether that means holding an unpopular belief, having a different worldview, or seeing events differently from the average sentient being. Such characters provide endless storytelling opportunities and fun character interactions. But for these norm-breaking characters to … read more »

Writing

Why English Needs Singular They

A portrait of William Shakespeare.

Despite the growing recognition and validation of gender-neutral pronouns, there are still many people – particularly in the writing industry – who reject singular they. These traditionalists usually complain that singular they will make the English language worse, since the meaning of “they” will be … read more »