Buffy runs the gamut on villains, from the highest highs to the lowest lows.
It is time to discuss… THE VAMPYRE.
While it might be fun to imagine a world where magic has no limits, it won’t work for your story.
It’s a basic rule of storytelling: the stakes get higher as the story goes forward.
These fictional landscapes captured our imaginations, but on second glance they start to break down.
Mike brings Chris and Oren back for a deeper dive into the depths of deep worldbuilding.
Mike, Chris, and Oren discuss what makes an antagonistic organization shine in fiction.
Don't try to live by what these tales tell you.
These devices got out of hand too fast for their writers to manage.
How to handle unbalanced powers without capsizing your story.
Mike, Chris, and Oren discuss politics in modern genre settings.
These series almost hit the mark on avoiding sexism—but still fell a little short.
Choose a different model for crafting your protagonist.
The Reaper should've been more aggressive in pursuing these characters.
Chris, Mike, and Oren discuss the upsides and downsides of including non-humans in stories.
How to give your protagonist a purpose they care about.
Grace joins Oren, Mike, and Chris in discussing how artificial personalities are gendered.
Chris, Mike, and Oren praise their favorite and least favorite endings.
Everyone's tired of these nonsensical storytelling justifications.