We eat rice, get straight A's, and are hard to tell apart! I've heard of it all, and I'm sure you have too. Stereotypes, while very harmful in many situations, can be great to poke fun at. Being adopted and raised by white people, I'm what Awkwafina might call a 'banana' (yellow on the outside, white … Continue reading Are Asian Stereotypes Actually True?
Plenty of authors want to write diverse characters, but they can't. Their main excuse? They don't know how. Not to worry! Moody Dumpling to the rescue, counting down the best ways to become a bestselling author and have marginalized communities praise your name. Stay woke with the following tips: Gay characters are gay. There is absolutely … Continue reading 12 Tips for Writing Diversity
Your villain must constantly laugh evilly. Everyone knows maniacal laughter is tied to evil intent. If someone around you laughs maniacally, you should probably hit them with a bus before they try to take over the world. Redeeming qualities are weak. Don't give your villain any of them. Your villain should most definitely be a … Continue reading 12 Tips for Writing a Convincing Villain
Your protagonist must be absolutely perfect. Giving them flaws will not make them more realistic whatsoever. Instant romance always leads to healthy, life-long relationships. Your protagonist's eyes must be emerald green, ruby red, stormy gray, and/or sapphire blue. No one must ever have brown eyes, because brown eyes are boring. Bonus if their eyes change colors … Continue reading 12 Tips for Creating Great Characters
1. Never use ‘said’. Said is very overused, if you use it your editors will think your writing is plain and generic. Great alternatives include ‘remarked’ or ‘retorted’. Bonus points if you use advanced words, like ‘ejaculated’. 2. Always use adverbs. Adverbs are an excellent way to get your point across without putting any effort … Continue reading 12 Ways To Become a Successful Writer
I think we’ve all enjoyed a superhero movie at some point in our lives. Superheroes are everything we love in fictional characters; they’re witty, attractive, good at fighting, have great outfits. I may be in the minority when I say I'm bored of Marvel's domination over pop culture. Each movie leaves the same impression: another … Continue reading Redefining Courage: Not All Heroes Wear Capes
I'm sure I speak for all avid readers when I say I've had my fair share of fictional crushes. When faced with warriors, princes, fallen angels, and Demi-Gods the question arises, which fictional characters would really make the best boyfriends irl? Moody Dumpling here ranking three of the best (and two of the worst) boyfriends in … Continue reading The Best (and Worst) Book Boyfriends