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Best of 2018

We’ve had a great year at Mythcreants. We celebrated our fifth year online, started posting Q&As on the site, passed our 200th episode of the podcast, and released a new game! It can be hard to keep up with all the content we produce in a year, so here are the highlights.

Our Top Ten Articles

Storytelling

Five Underused Character Archetypes

Storytellers love character archetypes. They feel ancient and symbolic, and they’re just fun to play with. A while back, we mentioned archetypes we think stories are better without. To banish the rain on our archetype parade, here’s five we want to see more often. Read more »

Storytelling

Five Types of Disastrous Reveals

Amon from Legend of Korra

A great reveal can be sublime. Unfortunately, this has storytellers chasing after the perfect reveal even when their story would be better off without it. Reveals have to be set up just right to work, and some information is too critical to be withheld until … read more »

Analysis

Six Underdeveloped Love Interests

Angel looking evil.

Storytellers setting out to create a love story face many obstacles, and one of the more serious obstacles is an underdeveloped love interest. This is what you get when the protagonist’s sweetheart doesn’t seem like a complete character in their own right. They might just … read more »

Storytelling

Constructing a Compelling Romance

Anna and Kristoff from Disney's Frozen

When done well, romance not only makes stories feel deeper and more meaningful but also gives the audience another reason to turn the page. Unfortunately, it’s easy to jump into writing a romance without thinking it through. And if the romance isn’t setup well, it … read more »

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Most Popular Comic

Most Popular Q&A

Q&A

Where Should I Start My Story?

questions and answer talk bubbles

My main characters are part of secret government unit that goes after supernatural threats. Should I start the story with the new members in training? Or should I start with them being assigned to the unit and have flashbacks to show how they’ve become friends, etc.? Read more »

Thanks for being a part of our year!

 

Comments

  1. Dave L

    No love for RPG articles?

    Congrats on another great year

  2. Lunatyk

    This is the year I found your blog and I’ve been immensely enjoying your content ever since.

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