No, no, I’m not offering you marriage advice. I’m talking about the CBS legal drama starring Julianna Margulies. Does it strike you as odd that I, the fantasy lover and writer, find this show better than Game of Thrones (based on a series of books I adore) and Castle (about a mystery writer and starring Nathan Fillion, … More What The Good Wife Does Right
Did you know that if you search Wikipedia for “daddy issues,” it’ll auto-redirect you to Electra complex? Neither did I. Now we both know. That very Wikipedia article says, The psychodynamic character of the daughter–mother relationship in the Electra complex derives from penis envy, caused by mother, who also caused the girl’s castration; however, upon re-aligning her … More Freudian Fridays: Daddy Issues in Urban Fantasy
I’m talking about verisimilitude. What did you think I meant, you big weirdo? Yesterday we talked about what makes a good character according to the Gospel of Jim. We skimmed verisimilitude, though, because this one is tough. Jim says, V-factor is the second most important element in creating interesting characters. The most exotic character in … More The V-Word
I refer to my characters as imaginary friends. They are, aren’t they? I spend more time with them than I do with plenty of my real-world friends. I spend my work hours with them, so they’re also my coworkers. I guide them through the worst times of their lives, and some of them have seen … More Imaginary Friends
The first blush of romance has faded. You’ve been spending hours together every day. You thought you loved each and every one of this person’s quirks. Then suddenly you realize that the person you’re with doesn’t like peanut butter or Buffy and do you even know this person at all?! I’m talking, dear readers, about the moment … More Why Did I Like This Character Again?