The Golden-ish Rule

My childhood—like, I’m sure, many of yours—was filled with many repetitions of the golden rule: Do unto others as you would have them do unto you. Treat others how you want to be treated. You wouldn’t like it if someone did that to you. The golden rule is one that can be found across cultures, going back at least twenty-five hundred years, but probably further. … Continue reading The Golden-ish Rule

How Not to Write a Love Triangle

Love triangles are one of the most overused tropes out there today. In any kind of writing. Novels, movies, television shows, comics—all of them include characters fighting over who gets to love someone. Like any bit of writing, love triangles can be used well. But they can also ruin an otherwise good story. There’s no good way to write a love triangle, because the minute … Continue reading How Not to Write a Love Triangle