One of my earliest exposures to superheroes was Sam Raimi’s Spider-man. I remember going to the theater with a friend of mine and being completely swept away by Peter Parker’s discovery of his powers, and clashes with the villainous Green Goblin. Over the course of the film, Peter also moons over the “girl next store” Mary… Continue reading The Love Interest Trap – Nancy O’Toole Merservier
It's our favorite day of the week! That means it's time to ramble. I've been working on a WIP for almost a decade. Well, it's not as crazy as it seems. I was so enthralled in the fantasy stories I read when I was a kid (The Lord of the Rings, The Chronicles of Narnia,… Continue reading I Wrote the Wrong Protagonist???
Earlier, I happened to mention that sometimes your writing muse gets flaky and skips town. That leaves you wide open for the writer's block goblin to pounce. While it's super helpful to know how to combat writer's block, it's even more useful to know how to stop it from happening in the first place. Here… Continue reading Top 5 Ways to Keep Your Muse
It's our favorite day of the week! That means it's time to ramble. My friend and I had a saying. "If you're ever stuck writing a scene, kill someone!" Well, don't kill an actual person, kill a character. We figured that'll make things interesting for sure. If you aren't a psychopath, you can probably tell… Continue reading Everyone Dies, The End
"Show, don't tell." If you've written for any amount of time or had any writing friends, you've probably heard this rule of thumb. But sometimes, I feel like this advice doesn't encompass everything when it comes to writing. It's usually best to show rather than tell your audience what you want them to take away… Continue reading Show and Tell