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Requited Or Unrequited

Romantic relationships (or romantically tinged ones) in serial storytelling can create problems and challenges for the storytellers. “Unrelieved sexual tension” (as it often gets called) can be used to generate plenty of drama in stories, and when it occurs between … Continue reading

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Rescue the Maiden

A while back in my little contest for blog topics, the following question was one of the entries: “Is there more to the mythic symbolism of the damsel in distress than just the same poor, scantly-clad beauty trapped in an … Continue reading

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Show, Not Tell

An early episode in Season 5 of Burn Notice, “Bloodlines,” gives viewers a perfect example of the dictum “Show, not tell.” Writers of all sorts (dramatic, whether stage or screen but also in prose) are frequently told “show, not tell.” … Continue reading

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Saviors in Action

[At last, we return from the summer hiatus!] The term “Savior” has a lot of baggage attached to it, primarily because it is an important term in Christianity.  But if we step outside the religious context, then we have “someone … Continue reading

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Burning Jeopardy

One of the many things I talk about in The Scribbler’s Guide to the Land of Myth deals with franchise storytelling.  This can cover comic book series, sets of movies, television shows or a string of novels.  Most such creations … Continue reading

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