[Essay] The myth of the good villain

Many people nowadays misunderstand the role of villains in stories. This misunderstanding has ruined a sad number of good stories, so I call upon my fellow-storytellers, and our audiences, to correct it. The storytellers, by creating villains and heroes differently; and the audiences, by being alert and holding us to account. Whether their creators realize … Continue reading [Essay] The myth of the good villain

[Fábula de Esopo] O viajante e o leão [Aesop’s fable] The Traveller and the Lion

Click for the English text Em seis linhas, Esopo nos mostra como quem domina os meios de comunicação muitas vezes reescreve a História. E vemos que cinco séculos antes de Cristo já existiam "fatos alternativos". Certa vez viajavam juntos um homem e um leão, discutindo qual dos dois era o mais forte. Ao fim da … Continue reading [Fábula de Esopo] O viajante e o leão [Aesop’s fable] The Traveller and the Lion

[Writing tips] The difference between similes and metaphors

Last week, a fellow word-lover shared with us his struggle to learn the difference between similes and metaphors. I hope this excerpt will help every visitor who wants to learn those definitions — and learn why to use such figures of speech. A simile is a figure of speech consisting in comparing one thing to … Continue reading [Writing tips] The difference between similes and metaphors