How To Write A Successful Serialized Series — Tips by Boystown Author Jake Biondi

May 13, 2015 by Karyn Connor

The Boystown series by Jake Biondi began as an online story released in installments, but was published in book form with the third book released on May 1, 2015. How much has reader feedback influenced plot or character decisions? JB: I love hearing from Boystown readers and fans — and I continue

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In a Story Far Far Away…Who’s The Hero Anyway?

May 3, 2015 by Rudy Dees

In the original Star Wars trilogy many fans, myself included, believed that Luke Skywalker is the hero and Darth Vader is the villain.  As we watch Episodes IV-VI the characters develop before our eyes as the follow the hero’s journey as illustrated by Joseph Campbell. For example, Luke Skywalker is

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Before the Wands of Harry Potter, There Were Lightsabers

May 3, 2015 by Rudy Dees

Does a Jedi choose its color or does the crystal in combination with the Force choose the color for the Jedi just as the sorting hat chooses houses for the Hogarts students? Here are three interpretations: 1.  Power Some sources claim lightsaber color function like the ranking system in the

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How Teachers Taught Me NOT to Brand

May 20, 2015 by Jessica Slade

As I am about to embark into a post-secondary world, I have been thinking less about the writing program into which I have been accepted and more about what my own personal brand will be within it. Although brand can have many different definitions, to me it is the means through

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