Writing Anxiety

With May being Mental Health Awareness Month, I thought I’d touch on a mental illness I have an unpleasant amount of experience with: anxiety. One of the big peeves I see is when someone with anxiety is written to be simply ‘nervous’ because that’s really not how anxiety works. There are multiple types of anxiety—Generalized… Continue reading Writing Anxiety

Stories, writing

Plot: Insanity

As a huge disclaimer here: this is absolutely my biggest peeve as a plot scenario. Insanity is a poor excuse for a villain to do terrible things and often the 'insanity' the villain suffers from is a poorly researched form of legitimate mental illness. If you choose to use this plot scenario PLEASE do your… Continue reading Plot: Insanity