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Pt. 2 Scene and Sequel

This is the second part of the “Finding Balance in Storytelling” presentation originally given at Fyrecon 2, June 23rd at Weber State University Davis. Here’s a handy link to part one – Pt. 1 Why is too much action boring? … Continue reading

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The Tragic Backstory – When is it too much?

The other night hubby and I were debating over Doctor Who’s tragic backstory.  Hubby believes that having the Doctor be the last of a murdered species is over the top and unnecessary.  Having there be a possibility that there might … Continue reading

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Sometimes Opposites Do Attract

I’ve had a little song stuck in my head for the last few weeks and although it’s catchy I’m beginning to get annoyed.  I wish I could say that it was by one of my favorite artists but the truth … Continue reading

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Using Stereotypes to Your Advantage

Common sense says that stereotypes fall on the “to be avoided” list when it comes to fiction writing.  The reasons are all solid; stereotyped characters come across as one-dimensional, they are not realistic, they are predictable, and they are boring.   … Continue reading

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Movie Review: The Princess and the Frog

My hubby and I took the kiddos to see Disney’s latest, “The Princess and the Frog”.   My nearly two-year old sat happily in her booster until the previews started and then she insisted on running up and down the aisles … Continue reading

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