Story Musings: Diversity and Representation in Storytelling

This is something I’ve been pondering about for quite a while now as a person of colour myself. There’s been so much discourse around the idea of diversity in storytelling be it in books, movies, tv shows and video games that the arguments tend to revolve around the same ideas. Many have argued that the … Continue reading Story Musings: Diversity and Representation in Storytelling

Story Musings: The Importance of a Strong Supporting Cast of Characters

Character Development can take many forms and often rely on far more than just the main characters of the story. The world and, more importantly, the characters that inhabit that world affect not only the main characters’ development but the reader’s engagement to the story. Sometimes the protagonist can be an interesting and endearing character … Continue reading Story Musings: The Importance of a Strong Supporting Cast of Characters

Storymusing – The use of Tension in Writing

This is a bit of an abstract concept though it sounds super simple in its description. It’s no surprise that tension is a critical component for any compelling narrative. Without a tangible sense of suspense throughout a story, the drama feels hollow as nothing feels like a big deal within the narrative. But sometimes it … Continue reading Storymusing – The use of Tension in Writing

Storytelling Musings: The Redemption Arc

A very controversial character development depending on the character in question. A character who was misled into doing something evil? Potentially redeemable. A character who gleefully commits murder and doesn’t come off as remorseful? Probably not. There’s a lot of nuance in the idea of redeeming a character. Can it be done well? Absolutely! There … Continue reading Storytelling Musings: The Redemption Arc