good morning, cyberspace!
With all the story excitement buzzing around me lately — what with me actually finishing the second draft of everlost
(and also having a real live human actually read it hahahahahahahaha #help) and already diving straight into some minor-ish revisions (someone please help me.) — I’ve been finding myself thinking a lot about the craft of building a story.
Relatable heroes, witty (and at times slightly corny) dialogue, vivid storyworlds, understandable and heart-wrenching character arcs. . . These are but a few of the necessary ingredients in the delicious cherry pie that is a good book. But above all these things — sitting high and proud upon the perfectly blended crust — is my personal, completely unbiased favorite — the ice cream.
Or, as it is more commonly known to the average mortal man — VILLAINS. Continue reading “Villain School 101 — The One About Clichés”