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Thoughts on how a story states its theme

Today I read After the Golden Age by Carrie Vaughn. Although it was fun and an incredibly quick read, I’m not sure if I’ll review it here. However, there was a passage in it that struck me and is making me…

6 Things that “The Avengers” Can Teach Writers About Narrative

I’ve seen The Avengers twice thrice and enjoyed it both all three times. However, don’t let all of the explosions and CGI-enhanced fight sequences fool you: It’s an extremely well-constructed movie that contains many lessons about how to tell a…