Agape (Ancient Greek ἀγάπη, agapē) — a Greco-Christian term referring to unconditional love
Agape is probably one of the most unlikely forms of love explored in any other character beyond the occasional extreme hero in the hero's journey because it's also one of the hardest forms of love to portray in a way that's relatable to readers. But why does the latter part matter?
"Why things matter" is the question we're unpacking this week. Why things matter to characters, and therefore why they matter to readers. Why even the worst offenses can be forgiven by a moral reader by giving context of the character's ongoing conflict. Redemption arcs, corruption arcs, hero's journey arcs, and everything in between:
The answer, in its simplest form, is love.
For the month of love and romance, I interviewed contemporary romance author Vanessa Luisa. Our conversation covered everything from her experiences as avid romance reader all the way to publishing her debut, MV, this year, to themes in romance stories, as well as her biggest tips for writing!
The superpower of all writers, poets, artists of all mediums and kinds. In this post, we're going to be taking a look at wonder, a part of the process of Making Stuff Up that's usually given a more professional-sounding name that differs depending on the details of said Stuff.
What is wonder, and what is it used in?