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.
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.
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.
Everyone's tired of these nonsensical storytelling justifications.
Why some characters get on our nerves—and what you can do to avoid it.
How your story's climax can pack the biggest dramatic punch possible.
Oren, Chris, and Mike discuss TV shows that get noticeably better or worse during their run.
These baddies transformed themselves throughout their stories—and made it believable.