Writing Hats

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Sometimes, I feel like the old cartoons my Dad used to watch. Where the mild-mannered clerk stepped into an alleyway or convenient telephone booth to put on a cape, and save the day.

Granted, I’m usually the villain in these cases. Continue Reading

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DIY Characters

DIY Characters 1Ah, the title caught your eye, didn’t it? You may be asking what exactly a “DIY” character is.

DIY (Do-It-Yourself) Character: An original character an author has created themselves, used only with the aid of their imagination.

This post is a quick “cheat sheet” on how to create your next great character. Let’s begin with a few questions: Continue Reading

Orphan Protagonists

Orphan Protagonists2 From the seasoned story boarders at Disney to the aspiring authors on Wattpad, there seems to be a high rate of orphan protagonists in stories. I understand the need to remove parental supervision (after all, who would willingly let their kid go on long adventures, gain questionable allies, and battle deadly villains?) but is there another way to go about this without making it a story trope? Since it’s a proven method, should another generation of tales continue on like this? Here are some possible alternatives: Continue Reading

Author Interview with Kristin Jacques

Continuing on with the interview trend, I recently spoke to the amazing Kristin Jacques. Her books have been highly ranked and praised in a wide variety of categories. Her story Zombies Vs Aliens has been featured by Wattpad, and her other tale Marrow Charm won a Watty this year. Here were the details of the interview: Continue Reading