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three-dimensional villains

Creating Three-dimensional Villains: Lessons From Buffy and Firefly

When writing your next villain, give him or her as detailed a backstory as your protagonist. TV's Buffy and Firefly provide some great examples of well-developed, three-dimensional villains to use as inspiration.
writing great dialogue

Writing Great Dialogue: Create Power Moments Rich In Subtext

Power moments in your story set up life-changing events and propel your story forward. Writing great dialogue often depends on the subtext you create in setting up these moments.
TV slang

Writing Lessons From TV: Slang Can Help Create Your World

One way to envelop your reader in a new world is to create (or appropriate) slang. Done clumsily, it can detract from your story, but Buffy and Firefly show how slang can add nuance to your story's universe.
writing lessons from Rick and Morty

Writing Lessons From TV: Rick and Morty Revisited

Some of the boldest, most adventurous writing is happening on TV. In this ongoing series, we deliver writing lessons gleaned from our favorite shows airing in the golden age of television.
writing lessons

Writing lessons from TV, Part I: Rick and Morty

Here's the first post in a series that will focus on writing lessons authors can glean from some of the great shows airing in this golden age of TV.
truth and narrative

Truth and Narrative: The Two Timelines Of Your Story

The truth and narrative of your story — also known as fabula and syuzhet — work in tandem to provide a satisfying read.
writing snippets

Using writing snippets to exercise your creative mind

Writing snippets are practical, creative exercises that let you work on specific elements of your writing and explore styles outside your comfort zone.

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