What is Love in Fiction?

Love, lust, desire, passion. As the selling point of romance fics, subplots, and fanbases, romance has been a strong theme in any tale. With the advent of LBGTQ+, more varieties have emerged. Readers enjoy romance for various reasons, whether they be psychological, physiological, or spiritual. Romantic Payoffs As with most stories, a romance promises a …

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What is Ancestral Storytelling?

"Since time immemorial, we as human beings have communicated what’s essential in our lives through stories."—Cheryl Hunter Storytelling has been part of human existence since the Stone Age. Sitting around a fire, or painting in a cave, birthed a tradition inherent to the human genome. One every human carries. It's little wonder we're so fascinated …

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The Father Figure in Fiction

When you think of a father figure, what comes to mind? Someone tough and brave? Unbeatable? Or perhaps less pleasant thoughts. The father figure can be a very subjective experience. It's also a useful trope in storytelling. Mothers influence tradition too, in different but substantial ways than fathers. But that's a post for another time..... …

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