General Storytelling & Other Things
Stuff You Should Cut From Your Story
Things that you should most probably remove.
The Worst & Most Frustrating Ways To Kill Off Main Characters
Thinking about killing a character off? Give this a go-over.
6 Christmas Special Tropes That Need to DIE
Seriously, STOP IT WITH THESE TROPES.
Why Stories About Dragons SUCK
A short rant that many an aspiring fantasy writer should read.
Other Tips & Guides (And Some Things That Are Neither)
Things We're Not Likely To See On The Screen
If my observations of Hollywood and TV are correct, we're not going to be seeing these anytime soon in any great quantities.
Things They Keep Putting Into Peter Pan Adaptations That Weren't in the Book
Proof that people pay more attention to Walt Disney than J.M. Barrie.
Tropes Used in Successful Fantasy & Speculative Fictions That Inspire Creativity in Fans
The things in stories that get peoples' creative juices flowing.
Common Fairytale Myths Debunked
No, this ain't the old "they were all really horrible and bloody until Disney got them!" If you actually believe that, you need to read this.
Brief Thoughts - Updated May 13
A collection of thoughts and musings too short to put on their own pages.
List of Fairytale Tropes and Cliches
Gleaned from like a kerjillion different fairytales.
Things SF Writers Should Know About Science
If you plan to have science play any role in your story at all, read this.
Commonly Misspelled Words & Mangled Phrases
Stuff what's frequently spelled incorrectly.
Basic Tips To Be Witty & Funny
How to sharpen your wit and unleash your inner comedic genius.
Things To Do When You Feel Like You're Fading Into The Background of a Roleplay
Exactly what the title says.
Easy Offline Randomization Ideas
Methods to get random ideas without computers (or dice).
Tips For Describing Your Story & Pitching Your Plot Ideas
Tips for describing your story or sharing your story ideas with others.
A Few Things You Really Need To Know As An Anxious Writer And/Or Artist
Are you the sort of person who fusses forever over whether something you're creating is "perfect" or "good enough?" If so, READ THIS.
Basic Tips To Write Better Omegle Roleplay Prompts - NEW!
Create better, more accessible roleplay prompts.