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… 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.
The Man Who Fell to Earth by Walter Tevis. What makes the first chapter work?
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?
We say we want a well-written story, that perfectly balances theme, character development, and plot. But is that really what we want?
Looking for a reading challenge this year? Here’s 5 ideas to spruce up your reading life.