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.
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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.
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Everyone seems to love it when enemies are able to overcome their differences and form a friendship. They may bicker and beat each other up in the beginning, yet readers will confidently claim they’re destined for a happily ever after.
Today I’m highlighting a few reasons why Enemies to Friends keeps showing up in our favorite books.
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Everyone seems to love a pathetic hero. They’re unlucky, unworthy, and usually go unnoticed in their fictional universe. However, as readers, we can’t help but fall for their awkward charm.
Today I’m highlighting a few reasons why the Pathetic Hero keeps showing up in our favorite books.
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