Why Do Sequels Suck? Comparing and Contrasting the Good, the Bad, and the Barf-tastic

Picture this. A great movie is released and gains critical acclaim. It dominates the box office and leaves audiences clamoring for more. Giddy with their own success, creators comply, announcing that the next chapter is on its way! Yeah, baby! A sequel: more of what you loved—bigger, better, faster, and stronger. But somewhere along the way, […]

Better Than Any Living Person

“The characters in your fiction are people. Human beings… Readers want to get to know your characters as well as they know their own friends, their own family. As well as they know themselves. No– better than they know any living person… That’s part of what fiction is for– to give a better understanding of […]