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Gryffins: In Books and Video Games

So in putting together a post containing my gryffin collection I made a discovery. My gryffin collection is large, and so I decided to create a few different posts to show it off, rather than trying to stuff everything into one post. So this is the first post of three. Gryffins in Books I mentioned …

I Love Gryffins!

I have loved gryffins pretty much my entire life. While I love mythological creatures in general, gryffins have always held a special place in my heart. One of the first fantasy books I ever picked up for myself was The Black Gryphon by Mercedes Lackey. It’s possible that part of the reason I loved it …

My Favorite Supporting Character Archetypes

DIY MFA Book Club, Prompt #7: What’s your favorite supporting character archetype and why? My favorite supporting archetypes are the bff and the fool. Most of my enjoyment out of books comes from interpersonal relationships. I love it when two people, or a group of people, come together to form a team based on mutual …

“Best Practices” That Didn’t Work for Me

DIY MFA Book Club, Prompt #5: What’s one “best practice” that didn’t work for you? I have a number of these “best practices” that just don’t work for me. I’ve learned to take any and all advice with a grain of salt, even the ones that seem so ubiquitous that there’s no way it isn’t …

Storytelling Superpower

DIY MFA Book Club, Prompt #3: What’s Your Storytelling Superpower? Result: The Protector Your superpower is writing superheroes! Your favorite characters see their world in danger and will do whatever it takes to protect it and those they love in it. These characters may not wear spandex and capes, but they show almost superhuman fortitude …