Character Spotlight: Ezra Bridger

Now, I know what you’re thinking: “What?! REBELS?! I thought you were more mature than that, Titus!” Okay, okay, okay. I’ll admit: the animation that surrounds the TV show Star Wars: Rebels is pretty cartoony and childish. Still, however, you’d only judge the show on that if you haven’t watched it. I started to watchContinue reading “Character Spotlight: Ezra Bridger”

Titus’ Top Five Fictional Book Series

Disclaimer: I have not read Green Ember, The Giver, Ranger’s Apprentice, Ender’s Game, the Wheel of Time, Harry Potter, Dune, or the Wingfeather Saga. I plan to read most of them (Not the last one…I am so sick of hearing about the Wingfeather Saga), and I have heard that they are good. I do notContinue reading “Titus’ Top Five Fictional Book Series”

Character Spotlight: Eustace Clarence Scrubb

Particularly disliked by those around him, Eustace Clarence Scrubb is a product of the modern educational system (In other words, he wasn’t homeschooled). Okay, that was a joke, but still: Eustace was incredibly annoying. He was more like a vague villain than strict hero material. But, on several points, he was a very good characterContinue reading “Character Spotlight: Eustace Clarence Scrubb”

Great Endings: The Cliffhanger

The Cliffhanger is an ending in which the ending of the story is left effectively unresolved. Usually the story must be resolved with the ending, but not so with the Cliffhanger. You purposefully leave out the “resolved” bit of the resolution. Note: I am not sanctioning here the use of a technique that is rarelyContinue reading “Great Endings: The Cliffhanger”

Storytelling Slang

Just as many different cultures have their slang, writers have their own secret code words that they have for things. Outsiders may wonder at words and terms like “plot device”, “climax”, or “character development”. Now, these terms specifically mean things, but not everyone one knows exactly. Worry no longer! This article is all about definingContinue reading “Storytelling Slang”

Writing Something Someone Wants to Read

Sure, you can write. Sure, you can write well. Sure, You may like it. The critics liked it, your schoolmates liked it, your Significant Other liked it, Your parents liked it, and your cat liked it so much he used it as a litterbox. Seems like a safe assumption to say that when you releaseContinue reading “Writing Something Someone Wants to Read”

How to Eat More Than You Thought Possible on Thanksgiving

Ah, the most important technique of all! Truly, you can’t consider yourself a true human being if you don’t know how to do this. This is a fine art, honed over hundreds of years, founded by the Pilgrims, enjoyed by humans today. No blog would be complete without this important, Thanksgiving article (Plus, you canContinue reading “How to Eat More Than You Thought Possible on Thanksgiving”

Character Spotlight: Aragorn Elessar

So I was like: “Reading pieces of commendable writing allow us to become greater writers, write? (Pun intended…har har) So why don’t we take apart great, well-known characters in literature to see what makes them tick?” So, I did that. Let’s see what makes Aragorn son of Arathorn king of Gondor such a great character.Continue reading “Character Spotlight: Aragorn Elessar”

How to Handle Conflicted Characters

Conflicted characters are those who not only have a conflict with their enemies, but also with themselves. These characters are often resentful, angry, and driven by vengeance. The conflicted villains seek to reconcile their conscience with their ill deed, and conflicted heroes usually want to square their sense of the good with their duty. Essentially,Continue reading “How to Handle Conflicted Characters”