Our Best Posts of 2020
Let's celebrate the end of a horrible year with some wonderful posts!
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We can all let out a sigh of relief that 2020 is over. It was a nightmarish year, but at least some of us got extra time to write! Celebrate the bright spots by reading our top content of the year.
Our Top Ten Articles
Oren started critiquing worlds in depth this year, resulting in our biggest hit. Unsurprisingly, that was rounded out by social justice commentary and many helpful lists.
Cool space worms can't save Dune from sexism, racism, and absurdity.
Because redeeming a villain is difficult, many of the same mistakes get repeated again and again.
Some classes are numerically stronger than others.
Is that queerbaiting intentional? Here's how to tell.
Audiences won't get far in your story if they can't stand your main character.
Authors have trouble deciding which character is most central and compelling.
Transferring roleplay to prose doesn't have to be a roll of the dice.
Top Podcast, Q&A, and Comic
If you haven’t checked out our other content, here’s your chance to sample audience favorites.
I could tell you what this podcast is about, but how would you know if I was telling the truth?
The battle between good and evil has been canceled.
Every year, we publish posts that change our thinking or start discussions but aren’t sexy enough to make the top ten. So we’ve chosen some important pieces you might have missed.
The crucial, yet often overlooked ingredient to emotionally rewarding conflicts.
Misogyny, toxic masculinity, and confusion over class struggle make this book an insulting letdown.
How is your story being told to the reader, and how can you take advantage of that?
No failure a dull story makes; too much results in damage.
How to create a problem, cause, turning point, and improvement.
Thanks for Spending a Tough Year With Us
If you enjoyed our content this year and you’d like to help us continue our work, the best way to support us is to become a patron. We’re also happy to receive one-time gifts.
Here’s hoping 2021 will be better!