Media and Society

This week we're going to stray away from stories and writing, and more on writing as a tool in society. Already I have touched upon the media's influence in a previous post (Fake News) and the impact it has on a writer's credibility, but what about society itself? I'm sure I'm not the only one …

Why great classical texts aren’t just a good read, they’re good research: How to Write Better Characters.

A few weeks ago I turned the last page of 1984 by George Orwell and placed the book back on my nightstand. I rolled over, closed my eyes and tried to slip peacefully into sleep. I lasted all of 10 minutes before I sprang back up, grabbed my phone, and wrote down the name of …

Female representation in the New Year: Why I’m more excited for Captain Marvel than I was for Wonder Woman.

It’s the start of a New Year, and there is plenty to look forward to in the world of storytelling. Specifically, in the last few years, the superhero genre in film has really taken off. With Aquaman in cinemas as well as new releases like; Shazam, Spiderman: Far From Home and Avengers: End Game, on …