Non-linear narratives can be super engaging and fun, but are prone to problems that kill their good qualities. So when should a story be told in a non-linear way?
I embody my worst fear as a writer. If I’m abandoning books, other people are too. But why?
Whenever I buy a book, I look at the blurb first. Point is – they matter. So, please, can you stop with the spoilers?
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 either put it off or don’t make the time. I’d been … Continue reading What My 2019 Reading Challenge Taught Me
The first chapter of Tim Bowler’s Frozen Fire is pretty good, and with an opening line like “I’m dying.” it’s hard not to be. That’s right, it’s time for another opening scene breakdown.
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.