Mimo le Singe
I'm just your average, everyday “story chimp” sharing writing-related advice and other random musings. Happy Reading!
The Pressures of Being a Main Character
After reading about the paradoxical expectations people have of main characters on social media, I’m convinced that they are either accustomed to a certain characterization or don’t understand the terms they use to explain the issues they have with the protagonist(s) in question.
When Is “Changing Your Mind” Actually Hypocrisy?
I’m taking a break from my usual writing advice, although not to share my latest foray into poetry this time, but rather to voice my thoughts on an issue I witness far too often in everyday life and even here on the Internet: when people suddenly decide to change their minds despite being adamant all those other times.
“Well-Written” Vs. “Well-Developed”: Is There A Difference?
Whenever we discuss fictional characters that have left a profound impact on us, we often describe them as “well-written” and “well-developed” interchangeably. While a character may be interesting to us, however, they don’t necessarily change (much, if at all) as the story progresses. Similarly, a character could undergo quite the transition but might not have the most fascinating insights and backstory.
Master Patience, Achieve Clarity
Latterly, I have explained why dumbing things down could surprisingly render communication efforts unproductive and needlessly complicated. You might even say that this endeavour to simplify materials, consequently, invalidates the author’s ability to clarify intent for the audience they want to connect with.