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The Insanity Defense

Two weeks ago I brought Mary Sues, and before that I discussed antagonists. So with that said, I want to talk about something that is very personal and near and dear to my heart: I want to talk about the problems with having “crazy” villains. Now, I might have made a caveat back in “Motivate Me,” […]

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Lunchtime Poll: Festival Time!

Hey friends, I am at ComFest in Columbus, so I wanna know: what festivals do you like to go to?

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What is Mary Sue to Do?

This topic is way overdue for discussion, and I thought today is a good day to bring it up. So, let’s talk about a topic that most geeky ladies (and gents) know about. Let’s talk about Mary Sues. More importantly, the criteria for a Sue and how really subjective these labels are in regards to […]

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Lunchtime Poll: Please Pass the Bug Spray!

Hey Unicorns! Now that it’s summer time, tell Corbs here about your favorite outdoor summer activity.

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Writing

World Building with Legos

Urban fantasy happens to be one of my favorite genres because of the possibilities you can do with it. I’ve always loved the idea of centaurs having street gangs patrolling New York City, a mermaid bar tending in New Orleans or mages stuck doing tech support.

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Lunchtime Poll: So Bad It’s Good

Ok unicorns! Gotta important question, favorite Disney Villain?

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Writing

Writing Toolbox

Outlines have always been my personal bane. I never know what to do with them. For today, I want to talk about outlines and my frustrations with them and the benefits they bring.

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Lunchtime Poll: Make it Rainbow!

June is national Gay Pride month, and this fabulous unicorn is excited!

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Writing

Motivate Me: A Primer on Writing Protagonists and Antagonists

In this series of articles on writing and developing fiction and sharing my own trials and tribulations on writing fiction, I will be discussing topics such as world building, constructed languages, writing protags/antags, understanding pacing, the concept of the “Mary-Sue,” self-inserts, discussing sex in fiction, and plot building.

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Lunchtime Poll: It’s Five O’Clock Somewhere

Hey, way to start  Monday!

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Food

Starving for Change

I always seem to get excited for May. It’s the wonderful time of the year that I get to see flowers bloom, I get out my bike to go cycling and here in Columbus, the farmers’ markets open. It’s perfect.

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Lunchtime Poll: Farmer’s Market Goodies

With spring in the air I thought this would be a fun topic to bring up since I just toddled back home with a bunch of tasty goodies from my local farmer’s market. I bought goat cheese, bread, corn chips and giant hanging basket of fresh strawberries to have all year around. I am so […]