Column by Leah Rhyne January 19, 2017
Let's dig into the Manic Pixie Dream Girl trope to see if, perhaps, Jane Austen created the original: Elizabeth Bennet of 'Pride and Prejudice'.
Column by Leah Dearborn August 11, 2016
Here are a few more prompts to get the mind juices going as you sit down and get to know your characters:
Column by Leah Dearborn
Although predominantly a children’s movie studio, Pixar is notorious for creating highly empathetic characters and then breaking viewer’s hearts by putting them through hell and back.
Column by Christopher Shultz August 5, 2015
There once was a show about a girl named Piper, but no more. And that might be the best thing going for Netflix's hit series.
Column by Raine Winters June 23, 2015
These tips and tricks may help you find love again!
Column by Leah Dearborn February 27, 2015
Sometimes, a house can read like a main character in itself.
Column by Leah Dearborn July 11, 2014
Like going on a date, character exercises are part of the process of getting to know another person better (in this case, an imaginary person).
Column by Nik Korpon August 28, 2013
Marlowe and Me follows Nik Korpon's attempts to write better crime fiction by watching his toddler. In this installment: That toddler questions the validity of outlining novels.
Column by Rob Blair Young July 3, 2013
A nerdy confessional where I go back through some tabletop RPG experiences that taught me valuable storytelling truths.
Column by BH Shepherd February 26, 2013
There is only one question that truly matters. What is it, and how do you answer it?