Best of the Blog: I Collected A Bunch of Writing Advice From Famous Authors

So I suppose you’re tired of hearing advice from me, your friendly neighborhood upstart writer (that it, if you so happen to be in my neighborhood, which you’re probably wrong). Whether or not that’s the case, I decided to make a copypasta of a bunch of different authors’ advice on writing fiction. Kurt Vonnegut: NeilContinue reading “Best of the Blog: I Collected A Bunch of Writing Advice From Famous Authors”

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The Last of Us, Episode 3: Let The Character Assassinations Begin

(WARNING: I use stronger language than I usually do in this blog post) Well…crap. This show had a lot going for it. The casting was decent, the lines well-delivered, the writing pretty good (if relying on filler one too many times). And, so far, the source material has been faithfully adapted for the screen. ButContinue reading “The Last of Us, Episode 3: Let The Character Assassinations Begin”

The Strikingly Accurate Movie Category Ranking System That Literally No One Asked For

Hey, just because nobody asked for it isn’t a reason not to make the content! C’mon, it’s like a Christmas present! I mean, unless you’re one of those weirdos who actually go around asking for Christmas presents and making lists (Breaking News: Kidult Behavior Soon to be Outlawed in US), but, uh, that’s off-topic. TheContinue reading “The Strikingly Accurate Movie Category Ranking System That Literally No One Asked For”

Best of the Blog: Hamartia and How You Can Use It

If you’re writing your hero correctly, he or she is not perfect. They have weaknesses and flaws that they must overcome within themselves as well as the external threat, the villain. That inner struggle with one’s own self is key to inspiring conflict and sympathy for the main character. So what’s this “Hamartia” stuff? Well,Continue reading “Best of the Blog: Hamartia and How You Can Use It”

The Last of Us, Episode 2: So Far, It’s Excellent

Another Sunday, another The Last of Us episode. Having recently downed the latest episode last night and rewatched the first one, I think I can formulate some pretty solid arguments as to why HBO’s The Last of Us defies all expectations. All of my reasonable one, I suppose. There’s a thing or two I wantContinue reading “The Last of Us, Episode 2: So Far, It’s Excellent”