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Ordinary vs. Extraordinary Protagonists

When you are raised on Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings and Star Wars and other classic hero’s journey stories, it is all too tempting to begin with an ordinary protagonist who is thrown into extraordinary circumstances. It increases … Continue reading

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Wish Fulfillment and the Mary Sue–Part One

Sometimes a work has wish fulfillment as a byproduct of the story (either within the work or within the fandom of that work), and sometimes the wish fulfillment is very much the center of the story. Sometimes the wish fulfillment … Continue reading

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