Mean Girls and Why it Works

Mean Girls and Why It Works: why the mean girls trope is still relavant in today's fiction.

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?

Mean Girls and Why It Works: why the mean girls trope is still relavant in today's fiction.

Today I’m highlighting a few reasons why the Mean Girl keeps showing up in our favorite books.

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The Work-From-Home Creative’s Guide to Taking a Break

The Creative's Guide to Taking a Break: striking the balance between work and home when you work from home.

For a lot of work from home creatives, it’s challenging to recognize when we’re doing too much. Our unique ability to be self-motivated can often lead to over-committing, muddling workplace and homelife boundaries, and becoming frequently overwhelmed or burnt out.

The Creative's Guide to Taking a Break: striking the balance between work and home when you work from home.

We often hear it’s important to take breaks and seek balance, but how do you translate ideals into daily life? Today, we’ll workshop some ways to make it easier for you to take the breaks you need—and maybe even enjoy them!

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5 Well-Written Characters from Kid’s TV

5 Well-Written Kid's TV Characters: a kidlit writer's study of character development in children's media

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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