Every culture has its quirks, and it's so much fun to see those unexpected differences show up in a fantasy or science fiction setting! Today I talk about real-life cultural differences, and the way in which my science-fantasy work-in-progress has required me to develop my world more. What books have you read that jolt you outside of your own culture and immerse you in an entirely different perspective?
Should the Hero Kill the Villain?
What should the hero do when he finally has the villain in his power? Use non-lethal means of incapacitating his enemy? Kill him? In this video, I talk about why authors (or readers) choose one over the other, and why sometimes killing the villain is necessary.
Siblings in Fiction
I grew up surrounded by large families and I love it when families and siblings show up in fiction. Watch the video to find out one of my favorite fictional families!
My Top 10 Favorite Fictional Names
I've written before about mistakes a lot of fantasy authors make when naming their characters, but some authors really know what they're doing when it comes to names. These are my favorite names, and a little bit about the characters and stories themselves:
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