Everyone seems to love a mean girl. They’re clever, confident, and know how to stay in the spotlight… at everyone else’s expense. But, if they’re really that bad, why do they continue to reign their fictional universes?
Today I’m highlighting a few reasons why the Mean Girl keeps showing up in our favorite books.
To keep my annual reading goals low pressure and focused on fun, I’ve adopted a scaling system to track my progress. I set my Goodread’s Reading Challenge to 10 books at the start of the year, and when that’s accomplished, increase the goal by an additional 10.
Upon reaching each new milestone, I’ll mark the occasion with a fresh list of books I’m looking forward to reading soon.
When learning to write, having good examples of complex characters to study can be helpful. If you write children’s literature like me, you might get frustrated when all the examples in your workbooks and advice articles skew toward adult stories and themes.
Thankfully, there are plenty of well-written characters in kid’s media. Today, I’m highlighting some of my favorite TV characters when talking about character development in children’s storytelling.