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A Blink and a Dream

As little girls, most of us had favorite storybook or TV and movie characters who we admired and emulated. We dreamed of being those amazing people when we grew up. 674 more words

Real Women

Mattel Apologizes, Says Incompetent Engineer Barbie 'Doesn't Reflect The Brand's Vision'

Earlier today, we wondered why the communications people over at Mattel hadn’t answered any questions about a book starring Barbie as a computer engineer. Barbie’s “engineering” job consisted of designing puppies while having male colleagues code the game and reboot her computer. 578 more words


"How Sad..."

“How sad that I felt more of a connection to a fictional character than to a guy in real life.”
Allison van Diepen (The Vampire Stalker)

Book Quotes

Book Review: Six Short Stories and an Essay -- Andrea Levy

I have taken a couple of short story writing classes, mostly because I am fascinated by the medium. Unlike in longer narrative there is nowhere to hide – each word must pull its weight and characters must be believable and empathetic without long descriptions and lengthy plots. 499 more words


Fictional Characters: The Ninth Doctor

The Doctor, the lead character in the BBC science fiction series Doctor Who, is one of the most well-known British fictional characters of all time.  The Doctor, a Time Lord from the planet  1,037 more words


What makes a character, a character?

Recently I was following a thread of writers discussing how to find names that make characters memorable.  Honestly I believe that writers should be looking at the reverse situation.  502 more words

Writer's Resource


…Or is it? As a writer, no words feel sweeter to me, than when I type “The End”. I know it’s not necessarily the end, (rewrites, edits, more rewrites, etc.) but the initial end is done. 149 more words