A Study in Villains

There’s nothing like a good villain, eh? After all, the quality of a villain can make or break a story. Some villains are utterly forgettable, while others are more famous than their corresponding heroes. Just look at the MCU. Everyone knows who Loki is—but if someone were to bring up the Marvel Villain “Ivan,” would…

Our Blog is Going The Way of the Dodo Bird {temporarily}

Greetings, chums! We have a bit of an announcement to make… …Clara and I are moving to Middle Earth. So, unfortunately, no more blogging because you can’t exactly get the best wi-fi down in the Shire. It’s a travesty, I know. (Um, just kidding.) Actually, we’re moving to the Land Of Too Much Homework, a…

Sorting Hat Anonymous: The Hobbit

Hi, I’m a blogger and I’m addicted to sorting fictional characters. Greetings peasants! We are back with a new a Sorting Hat Anonymous, this one based off J.R.R. Tolkien’s timeless fantasy classic—er, one of his timeless fantasy classics, that is. Just a note: we did base our sortings off of the film trilogy, because a…

Me and Earl and The Confused Readers of the World

By Clara Oswin Oswald (Yes, I am aware this “whale” hello gif has already been used on our blog–but  I saw it and I cannot stop laughing!) Hello Chums! If you haven’t already guessed, today I’m going to dissect Me and Earl and the Dying Girl. What you DON’T know is that I’m also going…

Eight Reasons to Write Your Female Characters Like Elizabeth Swann

Lately Clara and I have been in sort of a Pirates of the Caribbean mood, because a.) the soundtrack for At World’s End is the PERFECT thing to write our Camp NaNoWriMo fantasy/sci-fi novels to; and b.), we’ve been re-watching the original trilogy over the past couple of weeks (and did you know that there’s…

The Dramatic Saga of Dallas & Chloe (Working Title)

5 Minute Plots for Desperate Writers-Available today! Harken back to that restless night: it’s 3 a.m and you’re sitting hunched over the keyboard, staring blindly at a WORD document. It’s all so perfect in your head: you have your characters, your setting…now all you need is a plot. If only plots were simple, if only…