Author Archives: MDWiselka

Exciting New Product!

Udas Grun Exuxan Exuxan Stackable Shelters Mavic Set Greetings Udas Exuxan We are excited to introduce you to our latest product, Vinlorica (copyright protected). Vinlorica is a nontoxic enamel preparation, created in our labs from our planet-famous cultivars, designed to … Continue reading

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Lost in Transit

Udas Jillintor Uavoo Public Safety Oversight Committee Greetings Udas Uavoo First of all, I would like to apologize on behalf of my company for this unfortunate accident, though, strictly speaking, our company was in no way responsible for it. The … Continue reading

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The Ornamental That Wouldn’t

Udas Abrala Krayal Krayal Housing Development Mavic Set Greetings Udas Krayal As you know, our company prides itself on its 100% satisfaction guarantee. We were grieved to learn that you are not satisfied with the cultivar you purchased from us. … Continue reading

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Why Cads Finish Last

One of my biggest peeves with modern romance novels is the handsome cad who inevitably stumbles his way into them. He can act like a total backside, with or without regret, and still find someone head over heels in love … Continue reading

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Poor Plotting: When Tragedy Becomes Comedy

I was reading a gay romance this past week that went to pieces in the final act because of poor plotting. The main characters–would-be lovers–let’s call them Tom and Harry–were hosting the grand opening of a vintage toy shop, where … Continue reading

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Tired Tropes: Showmance

Today, I’m going to talk about the most tiresome of tiresome tropes, the showmance. Johnny Hot Ass, CEO of Money-to-Burn Industries, or Duke Grab-a-Lot-of-It, Heir to an ungodly fortune, are looking for a girl to play the role of fake … Continue reading

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Small-Part Actors

In my last blog post, I talked about supporting characters and their ability to add much needed color to your stories. Think of the lovable or not-so-loveable sidekicks from your favorites novels or films? Why do they stand out for … Continue reading

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Not-So-Helpful Helpers

Recently, I began watching Shadows in the Storm, a 1988 thriller starring Ned Beatty and Mia Sara. In a scene fairly early in the film, the main character, Thelonius Pitt, checks into a lodge to get away from it all—“it … Continue reading

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Underutilized Plot Device: The Worthy Rival

Recently I was reading a Max Brand western called The Outlaw. The main character, Larry Lynmouth, rolls into the town of Crooked Horn with a full pardon and a pretty dirty past. Before he can bury the iron pin and … Continue reading

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Setting Mood Through Description

Every writer has his or her particular strength. Fantasy writer A. Merritt’s was his descriptive powers, which he employed to great effect in each and every one of his amazing stories. In The Face in the Abyss (1931), he describes … Continue reading

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