Someone get me a blackboard to tap on; we’re starting today with a history lesson.
How to make Team Good's infighting believable—and avoid harmful messages when doing so.
Unused spells can distract the audience during important conflicts.
It's complicated, but yes.
It can be difficult to integrate self-description without sounding forced.
Misogyny, toxic masculinity, and confusion over class struggle make this book an insulting letdown.
Authors have trouble deciding which character is most central and compelling.
Is that queerbaiting intentional? Here's how to tell.
Don't throw intriguing concepts in the waste bin!
Audiences won't get far in your story if they can't stand your main character.
Give your character agency and consistency... or die.
Understanding what made iconic books work is key to emulating them.
All romance begins with a love interest.
When heroes can easily solve every problem with magic, your story is boring.
How does the movie's opening set up the story that follows?
No failure a dull story makes; too much results in damage.
The mess that was the final Star Wars film nonetheless offers lessons on villain redeemability.
How to avoid carelessness when juggling more than one POV.