Actually, fuck that. Just watch Family Guy and base all your worldbuilding upon that. But make sure it's set in a gritty war-torn battlefield with plenty of soldiers too.Just play video games to learn all you need to know to write good stories.
Reading books, watching plays and movies, or experiencing a variety of different mediums is for schmucks.
You only need a single verbal quirk to differentiate how your characters speak, be it a lisp or liberal use of gerrunds (phonetic accents are always fun to read, especially if you sacrifice readibilty for accuracy).
- You should portray the type of people you dislike in real life unsympathetically, obviously.
- You should market something as subversive or against the flow when in reality it has one deviation and follows the same basic path as whatever genre you're writing.
- You should definitely give a classic story or genre a fresh coat of paint and not really change anything else.
- You should make your dialogue as quippy as possible.
- You should write at your level of literacy at all times, regardless of a character's education or culture.
- Always keep an ace in the hole for your plot. Never evenly lay out information so that readers can reasonably assume how a situation might play out.
- Also, never have a long term plan. You never know if your publisher or network wants to make this into an indefinite series!
Just make sure she's a regular normal girl for relateability, but she... gasp! Has to choose between TWO superficial hot guys!
We're talking about writing, not real life politics.Remember, children are mouthpieces for wisdom, always. They speak and act like adults and parrot the author's views, so every character can be ed by how wise and smart they (and by extension the author) are.