Tellulah’s Sassy Musings

Sam Cruz’s Infallible Guide to Getting Girls: book trailer

We interrupt this regularly scheduled programming to do a happy dance that there is a new book trailer for my debut YA novel entitled Sam Cruz’s Infallible Guide to Getting Girls. Watch it, post it, tweet it and otherwise share it with older teens/adults who are fans of sexy romantic comedies. Sam Cruz’s Infallible Guide […]


Walt White (Breaking Bad) is great

Why: an excellent example of how to set up your protagonist’s ordinary world Okay, embarrassing confession. I have only now finally started watching Breaking Bad. I’m in Season 1 and loving it. For a whole bunch of reasons, but I want to focus on an important one, which is taking the time to craft your […]


Wade/Parzival (Ready Player One) is great

Why he’s great: a wonderfully realized underdog Everyone loves an underdog. Ernest Cline does an excellent job starting our hero in a position of seeming impossibility. In a world crippled by recession and poverty, where fulfillment is tied to achieving status online, Wade is poor, overweight, socially awkward, and while smart, can’t afford to get […]


Tony Stark is great

Why he is great: The master of the effortless quip “Doctor Banner, your work is unparalleled. And I’m a huge fan of the way you lose control and turn into an enormous green rage monster.“ It’s tough separating the excellence of all Tony Stark’s apparently offhanded quips from the brilliant delivery of Robert Downey Jr. […]


Merida and Elinor (Brave) are great

Why they are great: Excellent dual protagonists with a story absolutely rooted in character **SOME SPOILERS** Dual protagonists have their own unique set of opportunities and challenges. Dara Marks, story editing goddess for all things character and theme, talks about duals as having both a common goal and a common flaw. Or to get all […]


Owen Meany is great

Written by: John Irving                                                                                                  Reason why he’s […]


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