Author Abigail Morrison discusses the value of animalistic characters by examining Martin Riggs from Lethal Weapon.
Author Abigail Morrison breaks down how Tanjiro Kamado breaks free of certain Mary Sue stereotypes.
Author Abigail Morrison shows how well-defined team roles and restrictions help promote story success.
Hi All, I’m back with another Story Shot, this time featuring Vash the Stampede from the recent Trigun remake, Trigun Stampede. Please note that the new one is very different than the original, so be warned if you haven’t seen it yet. As always, major spoilers ahead. What is it? Trigun Stampede is a sci-fi …
My dad and I have a shorthand phrase we use when we see incompetent leadership in stories. Whenever it happens, one of us always jokingly says, “Classic Star Trek chain of command.” It’s the trope of idiots presiding over supremely competent middle management and the canon fodder beneath them. It’s so common in sci-fi and …
Author Abigail Morrison explains how morally good antagonists can add depth and complexity to action stories.