Tag Archive | writing advice

TV Tropes Monday: Humans Are Psychic in the Future


    “Man, I have this cool sci-fi setting with spaceships, laser swords, pirates, zappy ray guns, and a gal that can hurl fireball.” “What?” “Yeah, fireballs. She controls fire and stuff….” “But this is science fiction, not fantasy. She sounds like wizard.” “She is not.” “Kinda is.” “She is a pyromancer.” “Still sounds like […]

TV Tropes Monday: The Theocracy


  Tweet of the Day: Crash Curse Literature: George Orwell’s 1984 Part #2 The Theocracy, a government for and by God. Men rule and are ruled in the name of a higher power and under strict religious principles. The word of the religious authorities is absolute. After all how can you argue against the word […]

TV Tropes Monday: You All Meet in an Inn


Tweet of the Day: Hacking the 5th  “Start and the beginning and keep on writing,” is a common piece of writing advice. But where do you start, exactly? What if you need a convenient location where it would make sense for the protagonist to meet, discuss the adventure to be had, and perhaps get waylaid […]

TV Tropes Monday: Standard Sci-Fi History


  Tweet of the Day: A Many Patterned Strangeness  You heard about the Standard Sci-Fi Army. You loved the Standard Sci-Fi Fleet. Now comes the Standard Sci-Fi History! And one stop shop for all things sci-fi history. It has wars, rumors of wars, great discoveries, and an easy explanation on How We Got Here. It […]

TV Tropes Monday: Black-Tie Infiltration


  Tweet of the Day:  Wonder Woman vs. Atomic Blonde- What Truly Makes a Powerful Female Character The heroes (or the villains) need access to a McGuffin, which is usually heavily guarded. Just getting in will be a shore. But what if you can get invited in? Welcome to the Black-Tie Infiltration, where you can […]

TV Tropes Monday: Absurdly Spacious Sewer


  Tweet of the Day: On Light Novels Absurdly Spacious Sewers are everywhere in fiction, from action adventure movies to the latest video games. There are many reasons for this such as a need for a mysterious location within the city, a fast travel covert network, a place for the unwanted of a community to […]

TV Tropes Monday: Apocalypse Cult


  Tweet of the Day: From Dark to Dark: Yes, Women Have Always Written Space Opera  The world as we know it will end, it always does. Don’t believe me, just ask the civilizations of the Hindus river valley, the eastern Mediterranean bronze cultures, or the Western Roman Empire. Wait, you can’t, because they are […]