Fictional characters: are fantastical superhumans and supernatural beings more fun to read than gritty, real life people?
Tue 21 Jan 2020

I believe there are two types of fiction readers.  Those that prefer gritty, realistic characters and/or situations, and those that prefer made up fantasies. Stephen King is at one end of the spectrum here.  King’s characters – even his supernatural ones – are very, very human.  They are ordinary human beings put in extraordinary situations. …

Fri 15 Jun 2018

The Myth of the Alpha Male Disclaimer: The blog which follows is an exploration of fictional characters and is not to be interpreted as a psychological analysis of real life. (But, if the shoe fits…) To begin, I would like to introduce the concept of “opposites”.  The opposite of “north pole” is “south pole”, but…

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