Trope-Day; Glass Cannon
Hello friends and welcome back to Trope-Day, where we spend our Tuesdays discussing random tropes found in the fantasy genre of literature, with special guest appearances by film, anime, and video games as well. Last week we explored a Greek mythology inspired plot trope. This week we are taking a look at a trope that… Continue reading
Trope-Day; Divine Assistance
Hello friends and welcome back to another trope-tastic day at Just Another Struggling Writer. You know the drill by now. Every Tuesday we highlight a different fantasy trope in an effort to destigmatize the way people think about tropes in writing. In my mind, tropes are the building blocks of all forms of writing. As… Continue reading
Trope-Day; One-Handed Zweihander
Hello friends! It’s Trope-Day and boy have I got a great one for you today. Personally, I’m a huge fan of tropes and am a firm believer that a trope is made or broken by the way it is utilized. Today’s trope is purely aesthetic. One-Handed Zweihander What epic fantasy is complete without an unreasonably… Continue reading
Trope-Day; Dragon Knight
It’s Tuesday again, friends, which means it’s Trope-Day here on Just Another Struggling Writer. Tropes, in my view, are the building blocks of all stories, and while some are abused more than others, every single trope can be reinvented or reimagined into something fresh and exciting. It’s all in how you write! This week we’ve… Continue reading
Trope-Day: MacGuffin Super-Person
Happy Trope-Day everyone! I had a lot of fun with last week’s featured trope, Evil Sounds Raspy. It was a good reminder that tropes aren’t these horrible things to avoid in your writing, they should be embraced, subverted, inverted, played straight, and lampshaded. Tropes are a part of writing and pretending otherwise is only going… Continue reading
Trope-Day: Evil Sounds Raspy
Hello friends and welcome to the blog’s newest series, a fun one in which we explore some popular or famous, or even unpopular or infamous, tropes one might find in the fantasy genre. Everyone knows the classic tropes: the chosen one, the dark lord, the hero’s journey, and so on. So, for this blog series… Continue reading
Kerry Share’s love for writing started, as it so often does, as a love of reading at an early age. At age 11 she wrote her first short story, a Harry Potter knockoff of dubious quality, and her love for creative expression was born. Throughout her teen years she continued to foster that passion through derivative work, and at 23 she turned her eye to original fiction.
Now in her thirties, having taken a break from creative endeavors to cope with an ever changing life and landscape, she is determined to make her dream of a writing career reality.