“Sometimes,” he said heavily, testing the words on his tongue. When Kennedy looked at him, his eyes were far away. “When you grow up in a place…… Read more “Story Snippet: August”
One thing my family likes to do every summer is travel. Last summer, we went to British Columbia. The summer before that, we went to Niagara Falls,…… Read more “Ontario Travel Diaries: Collingwood, Muskoka, and Manitoulin Island”
I’ve never binge-watched a show before, but I finished all four seasons of Brooklyn Nine-Nine on Netflix within about a month (which is a little shameful looking back on it). I’ve never really gravitated towards comedies, but Brooklyn was perfect for me. It’s not a masterpiece by a long shot, but it makes me laugh and doesn’t pull any punches.
About a month ago, I wrote a masterpost of all my writing-related blog posts, and then decided to put together a list of links from others that…… Read more “Writing Advice Masterpost Part 2: Revising, Editing and Querying”
“Nothing in life is to be feared; it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more so that we may fear less.” —Marie… Read more "July’s Quote of the Month"
Peter Parker is different. He doesn’t operate on international, galaxy-wide levels. He’s a just a fifteen-year-old kid from Brooklyn, and in turn, the movie is decidedly mortal. Peter may be genetically enhanced, thanks to that radioactive spider, but everything else is very, very mundane. Venom is just a guy with a pair of alien metal wings trying to provide for his family. Iron Man is just a dude trying to help a kid not make the mistakes he did, while making a lot of the same mistakes his father did. Peter is a nerd with a nerdy best friend who is just trying to fit in.
It’s a superhero movie, but it’s a coming-of-age film about a teenager trying to find his place in the world, too. And that’s what made it work.
If she was anything else, Diana wouldn’t be so important. The thing is, it would’ve been easy for DC to make her too perfect, to make her a female Superman, good and righteous and pure, all the while looking breathtakingly beautiful, and charge that as feminism. But it wouldn’t feel right. We’ve been fighting for a female hero for so long, and Diana is what we deserve. She is complex and multi-dimensional and flawed, and because of that, she stands up against our favourite male superheroes. She is as good, if not better.
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The Odyssey is a pretty great adventure. There’s a reason it’s so famous, and that’s because it’s so characteristic of the adventure genre itself. The Odyssey is basically the “OG” starting point of the Monomyth, and t’s a perfect match for Joseph Campbell’s Hero’s Journey model. I’d recommend it to any and all adventure and epic fantasy writers.
A couple weeks ago I promised a list of all the writing resources I’ve come across that have helped me become a better writer. I hope these links can help you as much as they’ve helped me.