Redeeming Villains: Why it Goes Awry So Often

We see a lot of redeemed villains, I think especially in younger or more uplifting stories. It can be great if it's done right, but...why is it done wrong so often? A villain can really make or break a book, and a poorly redeemed villain just sours the whole story for me. That being said,... Continue Reading →

Best 5 Types of Heros

Last week we talked about our favourite villains, now it's time to get into what makes a great hero! Here are some of my favourite types of heros! Anti-Hero Anti-heros are a special, rebellious kind of hero. Their characters may be sympathetic to us, but can be immoral in their society's point of view. Maybe... Continue Reading →

Top 5 Types of Villains

Hey, everybody! A villain can often be what makes a story enjoyable and memorable, so today I'll be talking about my favourite types of villains! Let's get to it! Betrayal A betrayal by someone close to the hero can create an excellent and hated villain. The fight is personal and we loathe the villain for... Continue Reading →

My Top Five Disliked Tropes In Fiction

A little while ago I talked about my favourite tropes in fiction, and now it's time to talk about my least favourites! These are tropes I personally dislike, though I won't say that any trope should be avoided no matter what--it really depends on how it's done. So, with that in mind, let's get started!... Continue Reading →

My Top 5 Favourite Tropes in Fiction

There are some tropes I just never get tired of! This is a list of the five tropes in fiction that I personally love, so let's get started! #5: The Reluctant Hero/ Anti-Hero I like this one a lot, particularly because the characters often seem rounder. You don't get the pure, "good-two-shoes" stock hero with... Continue Reading →

10 Common Cliches In Fiction

What is a cliché, anyway? When it comes to fiction, a cliché is something overused and betraying lack of originality, typically in the form of phrases, characterizations, and plot-points. These are ten common clichés I've noticed in fiction as a whole, but it's worth noting that Young Adult fiction tends to be especially guilty of... Continue Reading →

Subplots

Subplots are plots in a story that are separate from the main plot. They add character development and get the reader more invested in the story. Subplots are what can make your readers cry like babies, or punch the air in victory. Relatability Subplots give the reader more connection to the story and characters because... Continue Reading →

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