We’re proud to bring you another piece today from Tyler Burnette, one of our most active partners at Beneath the Tangles and a benefactor. You can catch him talking about theology, wrestling, and all things in between in his role as an admin on our Discord Channel, or commenting on our Facebook page. Writing fiction… Read More When Your Story Becomes Your Manifesto
What I’ve noticed about so many anime fans is that they don’t have just a desire to consume, but also to create. Innovation runs through otaku veins, but without the proper skills, they’re left at a dead end, frustrated at the desire to create something of significance, but without the skillset to get there. I’m… Read More Sign Up for the “Novel Structure According to Harry Potter” Course with a Special Discount!
How do you begin a story? If you’re developing a saga, one that reaches over many years and across cultures and nations, that’s a tale that might be big enough to begin with a type of event that could kill a lesser one: the death of your main character. Of course, he’s not really your… Read More When a True Warrior Dies: Lead Character Deaths in Vinland Saga and Game of Thrones
One of my favorite video game-centric YouTube channels, Extra Credits, recently put out a video about “The Three Pillars of Game Writing – Plot, Character, Lore“. I definitely recommend watching this video, especially if you love video games. It explains how “video game writing” is actually split into three “pillars”: plot, character, and lore or… Read More Plot Twists, Character Designs, and Worldbuilding: Writing in Anime (and Other Media)
Hey everyone, Kaze here sneaking back onto this blog with a very special and exciting post! As some of you know, I’m a big fan of the Narcissu series and have written on the stories numerous times because of its inclusion of Christian faith in a very respectful, thoughtful, and accurate manner alongside serious, meaningful… Read More Interview with Tomo Kataoka
One of my visions for this blog that’s developed over recent years has been to develop a series of posts that help new anibloggers get going. Developing an anime blog is fun, but it can be frustrating if you don’t know how to build an audience and how to improve as a blogger. To compound… Read More Your Handy Dandy Anime Blog Building Guide