Women often fall into tropes in shounen manga, but the stories of the Straw Hat women feel different.
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.”
The way women are written in media geared to boys is important. Unfortunately, Naruto resoundingly failed to deliver.
SPOILERS AHEAD! The Rise of Skywalker is a fun movie, but one decision was just poor storytelling.
There’s nothing better than a show that turns your expectations on their head and delivers something so much better.
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.
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.
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.
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 manages to not only create two entirely different worlds but also weave it beautifully into the storytelling.