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What The MCU’s Spider-Man Can Teach Us About Writing

(SPOILERS FOR SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING, SPIDER-MAN: FAR FROM HOME, AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR, AND AVENGERS: ENDGAME — READ AT YOUR OWN RISK) I’m gonna let you in a little secret that is probably not very secret. I love Marvel’s Spider-Man movies. And it’s not just because Tom Holland is cute, okay? I mean… it’s probably part ofContinue reading “What The MCU’s Spider-Man Can Teach Us About Writing”

An Interview with the Main Characters of My WIP

Welcome back to Mikayla Talks About Her Story Whether You Wanted to Hear About It or Not! Today, we’re going to interview Rory and One from Family of Nobodies, my WIP. Mostly because I want to. So… yeah, let’s do this. Before we start, I have to give a big shoutout to Julia Witmer. HerContinue reading “An Interview with the Main Characters of My WIP”

Enola Holmes and Good Female Characters

So I watched Enola Holmes. And, if I’m being honest, I wasn’t expecting that much — no shade to the writers, producers, and actors! I just figured it was going to be teenage adventure movie with a Strong Female Protagonist that was likable enough but fell into the Epic Girl Who Can Kill a ManContinue reading “Enola Holmes and Good Female Characters”

Villains Are Characters Too

Hehe, sorry for the title. I had to. Anyway. In my early writing days, villains were hard for me to write. They usually came off as creepy cardboard cutouts. Boring — at least to me. I want my readers to be intimidated by my villains, and it’s hard (in my opinion) to be afraid ofContinue reading “Villains Are Characters Too”

Why Your Theme Ties Literally Everything Together

Thanks to one of my Twitter followers for inspiring this post! Now. Does anyone else kind of have a hate/love relationship with themes in stories? I know they’re important, and I love stories with good ones that make me feel things. But when it comes to putting them in my own story… well, it’s notContinue reading “Why Your Theme Ties Literally Everything Together”