TFA a rehash of ANH? Or is it?

A constant criticism I hear of The Force Awakens is that it is a "rehash" or a remake A New Hope.  This is a tricky one for me. I can see where they are coming from. There are definitely some familiar beats. Desert planet, evil empire, unawakened Force user, dashing pilot, and a major super-weapon (that … Continue reading TFA a rehash of ANH? Or is it?

What’s permissible?

Seriously, what's permissible in fiction writing? I want to take up the NaNoWriMo challenge this year. Sounds good, right? Pick up the old laptop and start banging out a plot from which to write when November rolls around. But.... I'm frozen. What if what I come with something that is "wrong?" Am I being sexist, … Continue reading What’s permissible?