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The "Cool Girl" and other ways to be a woman in the 21st century

So…the “Cool Girl.” Those of us interested in gender discussions online (and with our similarly-minded friends and co-workers) have probably run the gamut on articles that not only identify this character trope, but have contributed to either criticizing it outrightly, or more moderately evaluating the social constructs behind this concept. 878 more words


Why write superheroes? Current story trends have given us a market saturated with movies which show superheroes at their finest and wittiest, at their lowest, but also at their tropiest. 234 more words


Bookish Pet Peeves: The Love Triangle

Lois vs The Love Triangle

To me I’ve always found the love triangle to be the most overused trope in Young Adult fiction. Usually you find these in a series and it’s often used as a means of creating drama and as a plot device. 321 more words

Young Adult

Top 5 Wednesday: Favorite Character Tropes

Okay, technically it’s Thursday (I’ve been traveling, so I’m running late this week, sorry)! But I still wanted to share in the fun of comparing favorite character tropes. 384 more words

Creative Writing

Writing Is A Bad Habit: Crystal Dragon Jesus! a.k.a. Religions In Fiction

So religion.  Always a touchy subject, right?  Let’s get one thing straight from the get go.  You do not need to deal with religion in your writing if you don’t want to.   750 more words


Favorite Character Tropes (Heroes) - Top 5 Wednesday

Top 5 Wednesday was created by Lainey of gingerreadslainey. There is a goodreads group which allows the community to discuss the upcoming topics. If you interested, make sure you go… 850 more words


Top 5 Wednesday. Favourite character tropes.

Every Wednesday, people from all over the bookish world gather ’round to share their top 5 lists concerning whatever theme that week. All under the watchful eye of the Mother of all Top5’s, … 470 more words