Tweak Those Boring, Stereotypical White Dude Characters

Column by Peter Derk August 21, 2019
I hate to say it in this context, but you can do better.

Stop Being Lazy and Write Different Types of Characters

Column by Jessica Marie Baumgartner
Stereotypes are played out. It's time to get REAL and write people the way they actually are.

Avoiding Stereotypes When Writing Place (Even If That Place Is Home)

Column by Justin Hunter August 16, 2017
Knowing your setting doesn't mean you'll avoid stereotyping it.

'Scream: The TV Series' – Exploring Character Archetypes and Story Conventions in Slashers

Column by Michael David Wilson November 16, 2015
"Scream: The TV Series" just went live on Netflix. We have a look at slasher archetypes and conventions and see how they translate to the latest outing for the Scream franchise.

Overcoming Object Love: How to Write Female Leads Who Are People

Column by Rob Blair Young February 5, 2014
"Object love" is a painfully common writing disease that leads us to write two-dimensional women who are more object than person. This article explores how you can overcome the sickness.

Library Love : The Sexy Librarian And Our Collective Imagination

Column by Stephanie Bonjack January 23, 2013
The sexy librarian stereotype is a complex thing. Who is the sexy librarian, and where does she come from?