5-Star Book Review: The Help

EDIT: I have since posting this learned more about anti-racism, and while I enjoyed this book I think it is really important to acknowledge the problematic things present within it (such as the White Saviour Trope) and how that can be harmful in perpetuating stereotypes/incorrect ideas about racial issues. This book was written by a... 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 →

5 Tips For Writing the Past

Last week I talked about the future, so I figured that it's only natural to talk about the past this week. These are my five most important tips for writing the past, so let's get started! #1: Do Make The Speech Robotic I notice this a lot in historical fiction, and it really takes away from... 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 →

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