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So excited to be guest hosting on the Mythcreants podcast for the second time! This is a 30 min episode that is a lively three person discussion. Please check it out! “Once upon a time, Fay once again joined Oren and Chris, this time to discuss fairy tales. The first question on our minds: what […]

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So excited to be guest hosting on the Mythcreants podcast! It’s 30 min episode that is a lively three person discussion. Please check it out! “Another week brings us a brand new guest host, Fay Onyx of Writing Alchemy. With Fay on board, we discuss how to draw inspiration from roleplaying characters, so you won’t […]

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Why We Need Fairy Tales

As a person with high anxiety, I have long loved fairy tales. So I guess it is not so surprising that I started writing them. In college I analyzed fairy tale symbolism in women’s studies classes, but once I was writing my very own intersectional feminist fairy tales, I needed to think about fairy tales […]

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I write and enjoy romances, but there are a lot of toxic, sexist patterns deeply ingrained in the genre (in addition to a lot of heterosexism). Here I present five tropes common in mainstream romances that I find particularly frustrating: Boundary-crossing behaviors are romantic if a man is deeply in love Subtext: True love results […]

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For a long time I’ve had a problem with characterization. My main characters are rich and complex, but many of my minor characters have been flat and lacking in the texture, quirks, contradiction, and struggles that make a character come to life. Worse yet, many of them were coming out the same. There were several […]

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