There are good endings, the ones that leave us crying or make us smile, blessing us with a feeling of wonderful satisfaction. There are bad endings, the ones that make us yell and throw our books against the wall. Why do we never talk about the "meh" endings? Because they, perhaps, are the worst kind … Continue reading The Thrawn Trilogy: The Importance of Story “Cleanup”
Looking for a quick, thrilling read to sink your teeth into? Check out my books here! I know, I know. It's taken me way too long to read Heir to the Empire. For those of you not immersed in the Star Wars galaxy, Heir to the Empire is like the Star Wars book. As in, … Continue reading Heir to the Empire: A Lesson on How to Weave Together Story Threads
Two Star Wars posts in as many days? It's a record. Actually, I had a totally different post queued for today, but when I hopped onto Twitter for a minute yesterday to check something, I couldn't help but see this headline: ...and I busted out laughing. (Here's the link to the article, by the way.) … Continue reading Where the Star Wars hotel went wrong and what it means for creators
*the Force Theme plays distantly in the background* Some of my earliest memories are of Obi-Wan and Anakin chasing a bounty hunter through Coruscant, Yoda riding on Luke's back, and Darth Maul wielding his dual-bladed lightsaber. With my older sister becoming thoroughly obsessed with Star Wars just after I was born, I grew up with … Continue reading Has the Magic of Star Wars Been Lost?
Oh, if only there were a way to avoid writing endings. While they are, of course, instrumental, impactful, and the main takeaway for your readers, they're also hard. You have a lot to wrap up: your plot, your character's journey, your themes... It's one of the most difficult parts of writing a story. Since good … Continue reading Pacing That Ending
“Pass on what you have learned. Strength, mastery, hmm… but weakness, folly, failure also. Yes: failure, most of all. The greatest teacher, failure is.” —Yoda in The Last Jedi
To kick off May the Fourth, I started a Star Wars marathon going in chronological order that will take place over three days! Today's mission? The prequels. Now, if you are here for hate on the prequels, this post is not for you. Yes, there are a lot of issues with the movies. My general … Continue reading The Shining Aspects of the Star Wars Prequels
Happy Star Wars day, everyone! I feel like I've already been celebrating Star Wars in abundance recently. Not only have I really been enjoying the final episodes of Star Wars: The Clone Wars (I'm not gonna be okay next week) but I'm also watching Star Wars: Rebels for the first time! But tomorrow, specifically, I'm … Continue reading May the Fourth be With You