Tag Archive | literature

TV Tropes Monday: Meaningful Name


Tweet of the Day: Physical Attributes Thesaurus: Eyes ——– This trope is all about names. It is so common especially, but certainly not limited to speculative fiction, that not finding it is nearly impossible.  A meaningful name can come from the characters parents, through a puberty ritual, as an epithet that reflects the characters deeds […]

Lessons for the Aether: National Novel Writing Month


Tweet of the Day: Designing from the Bones- Otherworld ——- A strange post today, for it is All Hollow’s Eve as well as the day before National Novel Writing Month. What makes it even weirder is that if there is a time and place to learn about writing and what it takes to be a […]

TV Tropes Monday: Action Film, Quite Drama Scene


Tweet of the Day: Writing Excuses 7.44: Writing for Comics ——– Move the story forward! Raise the stakes! Punch up the action! Take a break…. Wait, what? Yes, sometimes you need to take a break from the action and give the characters (and the audience) a moment to catch their breath. Hence this trope. A […]

TV Tropes Monday: The Woman in White


  Tweet of the Day: Writing The White Cliffs ——– This trope is all about color, specifically the color white. I am not going to write about that. Yes, really. I am going to write about color. Color, specially when done in monochromatic way, i.e. a figure or object endowed with a single (usually primary) […]

Lessons from the Aether: Babylon 5


Tweet of the Day:  All Alone in the Night: When Babylon 5 Invented 21st Century Fandom ——– Ah, Babylon 5, the quintessential sci-fi series of the 90s.  There are a lot of reasons for it, some which can be seen if you follow the link above. But this is about applying lessons to writing and […]

TV Tropes: Realistic Diction is Unrealistic


Tweet of the Day: How to Keep Your Fight Scenes Interesting ——- Have you ever noticed that in books and theater (and less on TV and movies but still there) characters speak with impeccable diction? You can blame it on this trope. The reason is clarity. If characters spoke the way real people do (see […]

TV Tropes Monday: Villain Protagonist


Tweet of the Day: Physical Attribute Thesaurus: Hands ——- Rescue the Princess, Save the Galaxy, Get the kitten down from the tree, Not in this guy’s agenda. Well maybe the kitten, because you know, kittens. They are (since it could be a he, she or it) the protagonist, i.e. the main character, but they are […]

Lessons from the Aether


Tweet of the Day:  Yet Another Pitfall of Multi-POV Stories ——- Wow, this place looks a bit forlorn, like it needs something, a post mayhap? Yes, but I ran out ideas for the world building series, so what now? How about more video game posts? Or movies, haven’t seen many this summer, but everybody likes […]

TV Tropes Monday: Establishing Character Moment


Tweet of the Day: Every Witch Way: Witches in Fantasy ——- As tropes go this one is as self-explanatory as they come. Yet, pulling it off successfully is difficult, especially in print. Visual media has the advantage that it shows a great amount of detail with an image, we are visual creatures after all. But […]

World Building Wednesdays: Character Does Not Equal Culture


Tweet of the Day: Writing Excuses 7.38: Writing Love Scenes ——- It seems I run out of world building posts. That happens, so this will be last one for awhile. I’m hoping I can fill the slot with something just as useful but I can’t make any promises. I will endeavor to keep posting stuff […]