Throwing Rocks at Lorelai Gilmore

Characters who have an easy life are living in a boring story.

There’s a reason Emily Gilmore isn’t the main protagonist of Gilmore Girls, and it’s very simple: her life is easy and her life is figured out already.

When the series starts, Emily is happily married to Richard Gilmore. I really appreciate that their marriage is a happy one, because television shows love to make married couples miserable. Emily is not only happily married, but she has all the financial security she could ever hope for, she is…




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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