Say it With Me: No Idea is Stupid

Hey, do you want to read a story about giant worms that vomit a substance that enhances the mind and powers spaceships? A lot of people would politely decline while backing away slowly, were they presented with an elevator pitch like that. But Frank Herbert had a dream and he worked tirelessly till he madeContinue reading “Say it With Me: No Idea is Stupid”

The orphan trope, and some of my favorite books

Let me say it for the people in the back, a main character does not need to be an orphan.  A lot of the time, main character’s engage in behavior that normal, loving parents would find to be concerning.  They might even go so far as to forbid such activities that a “chosen one” isContinue reading “The orphan trope, and some of my favorite books”