Stereotypes Aren’t Evil

Relying on well-worn tropes can convey a lot of information to your audience; you just have to know when to let go

This publication has already dissected the pilot episode of Gilmore Girls to expose how the episode gave us everything we needed to know about setting, tone, and conflict without any info-dumping up front.

But what about all the characters? Yes, Annette pointed out a little about characters in that essay: Luke is grump and Lorelai is a sharp-witted caffeine addict, but she…




Twice-weekly writing lessons based on the hit show and the writing genius of its creator, Amy Sherman-Palladino. Far more than Team Dean vs. Team Jess. Pull up a stool, grab a mug from Luke’s, and join us.

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Gina Denny

Gina Denny

B.S. Business/Human Resources M.S. in Child Development/Education. Associate editor for Touchpoint Press. Erstwhile classroom music teacher. Homeschooler.

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