Fiction and Fantasy

Thoughts and excerpts from the mind of Jeannette Jonic

Tag: How (NOT) To

  • How (NOT) to Handle Exposition – A Lesson from Datalogs

    Photo by Carl Heyerdahl on Unsplash Writers can learn a lot about handling exposition through a video game tool called the datalog. Datalogs are small blocks of text that explain something about a video game. They’re used to bring the player up to speed on the game’s setting or characters. Normally, you can access them […]

  • How (NOT) to Kill Off Characters

    You’ve seen it coming a mile away. They’ve hinted at it for the past thirteen episodes. Your favorite character has kept throwing themselves into the heat of the fray. He’s gotten some bumps and bruises, but he’s always come out okay. He tries to hide how badly the injuries are affecting him, but you know. […]

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