Tag: Featured

How Well Does Oda Write the Straw Hat Women in One Piece?

Women often fall into tropes in shounen manga, but the stories of the Straw Hat women feel different.

Kishimoto Can’t Write Relationships in Naruto – Part Two

Just as important as the portrayal of women is the way relationships are presented. Kishimoto not only fails, but presents toxic relationships as “true love.”

Kishimoto Can’t Write Women in Naruto – Part One

The way women are written in media geared to boys is important. Unfortunately, Naruto resoundingly failed to deliver.

How Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Failed Kylo Ren’s Story

Kylo Ren The Rise of Skywalker

SPOILERS AHEAD! The Rise of Skywalker is a fun movie, but one decision was just poor storytelling.

The Mandalorian—aka, The Adventures of Baby Yoda and Space Dad

Mandalorian and Baby Yoda, Star Wars

There’s nothing better than a show that turns your expectations on their head and delivers something so much better.

Do You Fight the Urge to Edit Right Away?

Editing Fantasy Sci-fi author Shana Scott

Editing before the project is finished can sometimes stop a writer from moving forward. This technique could help fight the urge to edit right away.

Fictional Anthropology

Culture - Fantasy and Sci-fi

Viewing world building as fictional anthropology is a great way to ensure your world is complex, realistic, and unique, without falling prey to genre tropes.

What Kind of Writer Are You?

Writer - science fiction fantasy author

Understanding your own writing is a step every author has to take. It tells you not only what you write, but why you write it.

Aphantasia: How Do You See Your World?

Aphantasia light blub

Can you imagine a beach? Aphantasia is the inability to visualize images in your mind. This would seem to be a problem for writers, but is it?

Horizon Zero Dawn: Two Worlds in One Game

Horizon Zero Dawn Aloy

Horizon Zero Dawn manages to not only create two entirely different worlds but also weave it beautifully into the storytelling.