March 7, 2018

Creating characters that readers can connect with is the key to writing kingdom.  Stories are all the same.  Unique worlds, though numerous and sometimes extremely vivid, are all just variations on a theme.  Characters are the only part of writing that can be truly unique and original.  Characters sell the story and the world and…

September 6, 2017

With Wonder Woman dominating the box office this past summer and all of the AMAZING female protagonists we have in the mainstream and blowing up the fantasy genre, I thought it a perfect time to revisit a post I wrote back in 2008.  It’s heartening to see that in less than a decade, women in…

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    by gwenmitchellauthor ⚠️⚠️SEASON 8 SPOILERS⚠️ ⚠️ . . . ⚔️WARNING⚔️ . If you do not want Game of Thrones to be spoiled for you, click away from this post! . . .
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    by gwenmitchellauthor ✦ ☾ ⋆ Hello my dears! . I think I’m officially back from my hiatus, at least able to post once a week—that still counts as consistency, right? I was
  •     Which came first the phoenix or
    by gwenmitchellauthor ✦ ☾ ⋆ ᴋɴᴏᴄᴋᴇʀ: "Which came first, the phoenix or the flame?" ʟᴜɴᴀ ʟᴏᴠᴇɢᴏᴏᴅ: "I think the answer is that a circle has no beginning." ᴋɴᴏᴄᴋᴇʀ: "Well reasoned." . —
  •    All my life she said I have
    by gwenmitchellauthor ✦ ☾ ⋆ ❝All my life,” she said, “I have been told ‘go’ and ‘come.’ I am told how I will live, and I am told how I must die.
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    by gwenmitchellauthor ✦ ☾ ⋆ ❝Balance is not better time management, but better boundary management.❞ . —Betsy Jacobson . . Oh, balance, that ever elusive unicorn. ‍♀️Raise your hand if you have