Why does a hero need a sidekick? I think we can sum this up PERFECTLY by going to the first story to introduce a sidekick: The Creation Genesis Chapter 2 20 …. but for Adam there was not found an help meet for him. 21 And the Lord God caused a deep sleep to fall upon […]Read More Evolution of a Sidekick – Why Does A Hero Need One?
I have this totally awesome dictionary of slang that my husband gave me for Christmas: It is 1400 pages of bad grammar and taboo words from throughout the ages with an etymology and everything (when applicable). In this book under sidekick it reads: side-kick. A close companion; a mate, occ. an assistant, on the job; Can. […]Read More Evolution of a sidekick – What IS a sidekick?
Hobgoblins are the Consistency of Little Minds.Read More Hobgoblins are the Consistency of Little Minds
Writers have definite rules. We have Commandments, as I illustrated a few posts ago. Unfortunately, we also have heretics, sinners, apostates (not to be confused with apostrophe’s) and zealots. It is easy to become one of the aforementioned because not only are the commandments constantly changing–what edition are we on the Chicago Style?–they also contradict […]Read More We Are All Sinners
If I had a dime for every book that Writers Digest has tried to sell me, I would be a very rich woman. There is always someone trying to sell you a book with the super secret secrets of how to write a novel, how to find an agent, how to edit your novel, how […]Read More Book Recommendations (That Actually Help You Write)
There is nothing harder for a true believer in the Word, than discovering that you might be guilty of serious blasphemy. Such was the case for me while an acquaintance was reviewing a manuscript for me. I was informed that you can’t use contractions in the narrative. This came as quite a shock to me. […]Read More Thou Shalt Not – Commandments of Writing
In the book “Misquoting Jesus,” the author remarks about how an event is portrayed four different ways by four different people. He asks himself “Which way did it really happen?” He never admits to himself that it actually might have happened four different ways, all based on the perception of the person who is giving […]Read More Perspective – And How It Feels To Be A Writer