Quote of the Day

“If you are not willing to learn, no one can help you.  If you are determined to learn, no one can stop you.”

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Fiction Fridays

Yay we made it though another week! Only 13 more weeks in the semester! So although college required texts have backed up my reading list into forever, I’m going to talk a bit about a film I recently saw (it’s fiction and related to books, you can’t tell me anything).

Alright! Midnight in Paris.  Most of you have probably either seen it or heard of it, but of course being Woody Allen, it was an independent film.  I’ll keep spoilers to a minimum, but fantastic cast and story follows an aspiring author who wishes that he lived in the romanticized era of the 1920’s.  He then enters a world where his wish is a reality, however, the truly great parts of the film are all the historical figures, such as Hemingway, Fitzgerald, Picasso, Dali, Gertrude Stein, and so many more.  Truthfully, watch it and be amazed.

Writing Wednesdays

So I know that a lot of writers seem to have some difficulty writing realistic characters, especially 12-27 year old females.  From now on, this post is going to become your Bible of everything you need to make your character real, interesting, and make sure you are not making them the fabled Mary Sue (google if you don’t know what that means).  This right here is going to be a fantasmic list of resources that you will wish you knew a long time ago.

How Not to Write a Female Character

How to write empowering female characters (This one is really great)

Red Flags for female characters written by men  (Also really helpful)

Overthinking-It-Female-Character-Flowchart  Now this chart is going to be hugely helpful.  Save it and zoom.

After you consult these resources, you can rest assured that your female character isn’t a stereotype or a trope.  Well, at least they are less than they would have been!