Category: Essays & Reviews

Ended Too Soon – Homecoming Season 2 Review

Homecoming season 2 is a perfect example of why you shouldn’t rush a story, especially its ending.

Please Stop Putting Spoilers In Book Blurbs

Whenever I buy a book, I look at the blurb first. Point is – they matter. So, please, can you stop with the spoilers?

What My 2019 Reading Challenge Taught Me

Happy New Year, everyone! At the start of 2019, I posted 5 New Year Resolutions for Writers. Since it has been 12 months (12 MONTHS?!) – here’s a refresher: Writers should be the most enthusiastic readers, but let’s be honest, a lot of us… Continue Reading “What My 2019 Reading Challenge Taught Me”

When Do Writers Go Too Far?

Every writer knows a story needs conflict. Audiences and readers tend to agree, but sometimes conflict can go too far.

Top 10 Awesome Stories from ALIEN DAYS – Book Review

I recently got an ARC of Alien Days, a multi-author anthology of science fiction featuring 21 stories. Here’s my quick, non-spoiler, thoughts my personal favourites of the bunch.

Why We Need to Stop Comparing Books & Movies

While its understandable that adaptations get compared, have you noticed that books and movies get compared even if they’re not two versions of the same story?

Does the Quality of a Story Really Matter?

We say we want a well-written story, that perfectly balances theme, character development, and plot. But is that really what we want?

Love Stories? Top 5 YouTubers You Need to Subscribe To!

Did you know there’s a ton of awesome stories on YouTube? From short films to audio stories, there’s plenty of fiction to enjoy.

5 Challenges For Avid Readers in 2019

Looking for a reading challenge this year? Here’s 5 ideas to spruce up your reading life. 

Why The Plot Twist In ROBOT & FRANK Doesn’t Work

I recently watched Robot and Frank, a bittersweet science fiction drama about an older man struggling with memory loss and his reluctant acceptance of his helper-bot. I liked it overall, except for one tiny detail – the plot twist.

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