In Which I Return to the Land of the Writers

Last march I was working on a story. I really liked it, felt connected to it, but there was something missing. Something just wasn’t quite clicking. I was excited by the idea but there was conflict missing from the narrative. So inevitably, another idea took, an idea that has captured my brain since my angsty … Continue reading

I Don’t Believe in Sidekicks

No, seriously – I tried sidekicks.  I tried the kid who runs along behind the hero, taking notes while the hero kicks butt. I tried the boy/girl who is quirky and has weird hair and is madly in love with the protagonist. I tried the best friend who wishes he/she could be in the spotlight … Continue reading

Buffy the Vampire Slayer, or Obsessed

I have to say something, and you’re not going to like it. It’s about Buffy the Vampire Slayer – I love it. I more than love it, I obsess over it. Joss Whedon, the creator of the Buffyverse, is absolutely brilliant. His characters are amazingly well rounded, the plots are maybe a little cheesy but … Continue reading