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Your Protagonist is Perfect and You Should Feel Bad

I recall as a young writer the greatest and, at times, only flaw in my protagonists was in their lack of flaws. Just as readers and viewers tire of 2-dimensional villains, so do they bore of porcelain-faced protagonists, especially those seemingly unaware of their perfections. Why Do We Make Our Characters Flawed? As writers, we dwell in the fantastical […]

The Writer's Muse

The Writer’s Muse

My boyfriend and I go to Tom Shadyac’s class lectures at Pepperdine with a few friends every week. Although the class has about a 20-student limit, Tom’s lectures fill up so much the school has to give him an auditorium to fit the 200 or so people who visit each week. He has guest speakers […]

How To Be A Better Writer In 5 Steps

Becoming a better writer is such an abstract process, even when under the guidance of higher education. Unlike with Humanities or Business majors, grades issued in Creative Writing courses have no merit as to the quality of the writing produced. Sure, a professor can grade you on your spelling and grammar. Maybe even originality of […]