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Thursday, January 16, 2014

The Dumb-Down

Alpha
Badass
Bad Boy
Dominant
Hero
 
 
 
 
Confession: Alpha, badass, bad boy, dominant, and hero are used so frequently as character descriptors in women's fiction that reading about a character named Alpha McBadass Bad Boy Dom Hero seems inevitable. Has "Show; don't tell." been retired as a basic writing instruction?
 
BATAF: Readers aren't smart enough to recognize the hierarchy of a story's characters.