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Five Tired Tropes About Teenagers

A cover of James Patterson's The Final Warning, where protagonist Max stands at an angle with the title printed in front of her. The teen years are a formative time for many people. Young adults need to grapple with maturity, newfound independence, and a deepening sense of self, all while surrounded by stressful environments both at school and at home. These conflict-rich situations are ripe for storytelling, and … read more »
Podcast

322 – Urban Fantasy… Again

The Mythcreant Podcast Werewolves with smartphones, vampires on motorcycles, mages with school in the morning, and nightclubs. So many nightclubs! We’re discussing urban fantasy today, revisiting a topic we first talked about way back in the olden days. We look at what makes urban fantasy so beloved, what … read more »
Q&A

How Do I Write a Female Han Solo?

questions and answer talk bubbles I’m thinking of writing Han Solo-type characters who happened to either women or non-binary. I’m inspired by women both in fiction & real life, such as Gentleman Jack and Julie d’Aubigny, roguish types who make other women (& few people) swoon while swashbuckling bad guys, … read more »