Top 9 Broadway Musicals You Didn’t Know Were Based on Books

Musicals are truly amazing. They are like movies, but with music and longer. And a surprising amount of them are based on books. When we hear the names of some of these Broadway plays, we immediately recognize the books they were inspired by, like West Side Story being based on Romeo and Juliet or The … Continue reading Top 9 Broadway Musicals You Didn’t Know Were Based on Books

Top 9 Gothic Romance Novelists

Romance novels in the U.S. make more money than any other genre, despite often being some of the most stereotypical and repetitive books. Why is this? Some people say it’s because we in America prefer to live in fantasy relationships over real relationships. I personally think this is not a true. Instead, people (mostly women) … Continue reading Top 9 Gothic Romance Novelists

Those Surrounding a Villain: Creating Good Secondary Antagonists

I have noticed a trend recently in how-to-write blogs which focus on how to develop a believable villain/antagonist. That is, the person in a story who goes against the objective of the protagonist. The problem is that a lot of writers seem to forget one importance of building a villain. Often times, it is the … Continue reading Those Surrounding a Villain: Creating Good Secondary Antagonists