Into the breach once more…

Yesterday I got a little ranty on Love Triangles, but what I realized that I have a lot more to say about them.. Well, specifically, I pointed out subversions without first giving examples. ***WARNING WARNING: The following rant contains links to TVtropes.org. Time sucks can and will ensue.*** See, for years, I truly disliked Love Triangles as […]

Pocket Watch Character Spotlight Blog Hop

So one of my favorite writing groups is doing a blog hop today about our favorite characters. You should check them out too! There’s Sarah who will talk about her most adorably broken Nate. Jeanne and her Pony, a centaur of a different color. Amelia and her original monster, Theron, and his human lover, Alex. And […]

Listening Party!

Well for me. Yes, tomorrow, I’ll be listening to Humans, the fifth Monsters of Pittsburgh story. This is one of the longer ones, So I’m expecting this to be an all day event. Look for my comments on Twitter starting around 11 AM (@EdiesHaven). I wish I had a set time, but my youngest has […]

Still troping

So, I was trying to prove a point, that even if you don’t know about tropes, you still use them. And I went over a friend’s chapter, literally listing tropes as I went. Now people are asking me to do their chapters, with discussion of the tropes in question. Which is surprisingly exhausting, as well […]

Still talking about Tropes

One of my writing groups is still talking about tropes. Mostly because I can’t shut up about them. The main question is what is a trope (as opposed to a cliche or an archetype)? The best way I can describe it is an element of storytelling.  It’s the little building blocks of character, plot, back […]

Storytelling

I’ve never been sure if I’m writer. Me and grammar are not the best of friends. I have a tendency to think it’s getting in my way. I’ve always considered myself to be a storyteller. I’m currently using words a medium, but I use it in addition to the other mediums of storytelling I have […]