Author Archives: Jackerbie

About Jackerbie

Jack is an infrequent writer, an avid music listener, casual photographer, and globetrotter. He's also a moderator, addicted to caffeine, and frequently mistaken for someone named Jason. His natural habitat is on southern Vancouver Island, but you can currently find him in Vancouver.

“Writing About Magic,” a book review

If you are a writer of fantasy, or plan on writing fantasy, having a grasp on magic is necessary to tell a convincing story. Magical systems must make sense, and to contribute to the plot of a story must not … Continue reading

Posted in Book reviews | Tagged , , , , , , | Comments Off on “Writing About Magic,” a book review

Plotting, Planning, Probably Perspiring

It’s that time of year again! Those of us in the northern hemisphere are searching for scarves, wrapping our hands around hot beverages, and pretending we’re dragons with each warm breath. Those in the southern hemisphere are… I’m not too … Continue reading

Posted in Contests & Competitions, NaNoWriMo, writing | Tagged , , , , , | 6 Comments

Protagonize, Spam, and You

BODY GET HEALTHY. MAKE MANY MUSCLE. GREEN HYPER NEED. What fun phrases do you see? This word cloud was generated from the spam text of several dozen advertising profiles on Protagonize. Did you know our community attracted spammers? Whether or … Continue reading

Posted in Education & Literacy, General, Site mechanics | Tagged , , , , , , | Comments Off on Protagonize, Spam, and You

A Home for Every Orphan

You might already know that Protagonize has it’s own Pub, but did you know there’s a Protagonize orphanage, too? There is! Sort of. Stores with only one chapter, the root, are known as orphans. You can look at all the … Continue reading

Posted in Collaborative writing, Contests & Competitions, General, Groups | Tagged , , , , | Comments Off on A Home for Every Orphan

Charles Dickens: Novelist, Philanthropist, Protagonizer?

You probably know Charles Dickens as the author of holiday favourite “A Christmas Carol.” He was arguably one of the most influential English authors of the Victorian period, and retains that influence today. Other notable works of his include “The … Continue reading

Posted in Collaborative writing, General, Miscellaneous | Tagged , , , , | 7 Comments