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How Do I Create a Platonic Friendship Between Characters?

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Dear Mythcreants, On screen or in books, I noticed that fully developed friendships are depicted more commonly than developing friendships. As a result, I realized that I’m sorely lacking in good examples to learn from. For the series I’m plotting, my character has to travel … read more »

How Can I Keep an Angry Character Likable?

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Dear Mythcreants, After getting frustrated by media stereotyping and belittling of female anger, I’m currently creating a female protagonist with anger as a deep motivating factor. Her arc centers on learning to harness her anger positively. The emphasis is very much on the management part … read more »

How Do I Add Humor to My Writing?

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Hi Mythcreants, I was wondering how to make sure you convey humor efficiently in a writing medium like novels? I know how it is done in comics and animation/movies, but even after reading many books with funny parts, I have a hard time finding a … read more »

Should I Publish My Story Online in Sections?

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What do you think about posting a story as you write it, chapter by chapter, or section by section, and then self-publishing the completed work, as opposed to finishing the whole thing and trying to publish it then? Drew Hayes did this w/ Super Powereds, … read more »

How Can I Make a Villain With a Disability Work?

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So another question for Fay Onyx. With villainous characters like Darth Vader & the Joker it seems like the best thing for the disability community is to focus on a single flawed element of the villain rather then an entire condition. But what if the … read more »

Is Relatability Actually Important?

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When talking about writing, a big deal is often made of how characters need to be “relatable,” how people prefer characters that they can identify with. But in all honesty, I have never once in my life experienced that, to the extent where I struggle … read more »

How Can Fantasy Stories End Without a Big Battle?

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I’m pre-writing a long fantasy series and the final “act” always seems to be a build up to one great big battle scene. Are there any other options for sci-fi/fantasy writers’ third act instead of a great big world-ending battle? That would be a great … read more »

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