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Category Archives: The Wordy One

It’s All About the Characters

by Jennifer Karr

It’s all about the characters. World building, plotting, and good writing are all important to a story—vitally so. But it’s the characters who make or break the story. It’s the characters who carry us through—or fail to. Bad characters can ruin a novel or movie that is otherwise flawless. Likewise, good ones can carry an […]

Pet Peeves

by Jennifer Karr

In her October 2014 blog post, “The Inner Child and the Nude Politician,” as published in No Time to Spare (2017), Ursula K. Le Guin had this to say about the Inner Child and the idea that a truly creative person is someone deliberately refusing to grow up: “It seems to me the Super-Perceptive Child […]

Why We All Love Antiheroes

by Jennifer Karr

Loki from the Thor movies, Sebastian Morgenstern from The Mortal Instruments, Severus Snape from Harry Potter, Kylo Ren from Star Wars, Killmonger from Black Panther—let’s admit it, we all love the bad boy. He’s always the hottest male character, the most intriguing, the one we all fantasize about. His are the bits we go back […]

In Praise of Walt Disney

by Jennifer Karr

Let us now praise Walt Disney. I mean that in all earnestness. The man was a genius. I don’t mean his art or animation—though, of course, that is praiseworthy enough, and worth another post just to examine it, by someone much better qualified than myself. What I praise here are his stories. More particularly, the […]