Hello, everyone, and welcome to this week's discussion. May for the Morally Grey is a month long theme I have for this blog, where I write articles, discuss pressing topics about the morally grey, review and analyze popular media with such characters, and publish some of my own work about this. Today, we have Astraeia … Continue reading What Makes Them Morally Grey? A Conversation with Astraeia Sun
*disclaimer, this may have light spoilers and is from a storytelling perspective. This is disregarding the cultural implications of Never Have I Ever. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HyOCCCbxwMQ watch Never Have I Ever on Netflix There is a popular netflix show called Never Have I Ever. It's particularily caught public attention because of its groundbreaking decision to make the … Continue reading Never Have I Ever Created the Perfect Anti-Hero
Today on the blog, we have Francesca Kyanda, the winner of The Young Writers Initiative February contest. She is an amazing writer and an experienced one as well. Today, we will be discussing the immigrant experience, how it affects our writing, and how to write characters that are immigrants. Riya: Hey, Francesca, glad to have … Continue reading Writing Immigrants: A Conversation with Francesca Kyanda
"The writers first affinity is not to a loyalty, a tradition, a morality, a religion, but to life itself, and its representation of language."Jayne Anne Phillips Throughout my life, I have seldom felt the passion for a cause as much as I feel for respecting and accepting those with disabilities. Recently, I have been strongly … Continue reading When Writing About Individuals with Disabilities
This is a piece of advice I made for instagram a couple weeks back in response to some questions about what is possible when it comes to natural character attributes for characters of different ethnicities. @rmcwrites Race has always been a hot topic issue in literature, but recently, the issue of genetics has been popping … Continue reading Genetics and Heredity in Writing
Too many modern books are keen on emphasizing all the postive traits of their main characters. In contrast, their flaws pale, making the character lifeless and almost otherwordly. While this worked on my three years ago, my reading prefrences have matured and I've prefered books that featured books with realisitc characters. The Great Gatsby by … Continue reading What The Great Gatbsy Teaches About Character Flaws
People freak out about writing LGBTQ+ characters in fear of getting it wrong or not understanding it fully. This is the first step to pushyour forward to writing LGBTQ+ characters with confidence.