Soap Writing 101: Plotting, Pantsing, and Pretty Little Liars

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about characterization and plotting on soaps—as kind of an expansion on a Twitter thread I wrote back in 2017. When it comes to most kinds of fiction writing, there are “plotters” and there are “pantsers.” A plotter outlines and diagrams every beat, every decision, that goes into creating a… Read More Soap Writing 101: Plotting, Pantsing, and Pretty Little Liars

Becoming, Part Two

Angelus: No weapons… no friends… no hope. Take all that away and what’s left? Buffy: Me. -Buffy the Vampire Slayer Figuring out who we’re meant to be can be a lifelong process. I’ve spent years propelling myself around like a pinball, batted between this gig and that gig. A few months ago, I considered getting… Read More Becoming, Part Two