Disappointment—Or, Reworking Your First Draft

First of all, I hate it when I click on a post expecting some big ranting scroll of information on one topic or another, and all I get is a measly 300 words about one experience halfway related to the title and a cupful of disappointment. I mean I get it, posting little tiny things … Continue reading Disappointment—Or, Reworking Your First Draft

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Is Head Hopping Really That Bad?

Okay, before you start saying that "yes it's bad!" just let me actually start. And maybe finish too, if you're feeling a little gracious. I've seen this complaint on the rise as of late, so I figured I'd address it. Head hopping is one of those little weird writing quirks that probably just sort of … Continue reading Is Head Hopping Really That Bad?

What’s the Point of Communication in Media Anyways?

Okay okay okay, just sit down and hold on for a second, aight? This one is gonna get weird. Alrighty so let's think super broadly for a second: how does art do the stuff it does? "Well I mean paintings use paint, color theory, different brush strokes—" Okay let me rephrase that. How does media … Continue reading What’s the Point of Communication in Media Anyways?

Setting as Worldbuilding—Or, the Importance of Aesthetics in a Non-Visual Medium

Yah know, I wrote out about 800 words on "The Cult of Worldbuilding," within which I referenced the whole spiel I'm going to actually talk about. I then proceeded to go to class, figured out that I didn't actually like what the post was becoming, deleted it all, and then started afresh. I hope you're happy. … Continue reading Setting as Worldbuilding—Or, the Importance of Aesthetics in a Non-Visual Medium