Tag: Books

Your Novel Should (Probably) Be In Chronological Order

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?

Top 10 Reasons Readers Abandon Books

I embody my worst fear as a writer. If I’m abandoning books, other people are too. But why?

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”

Write A Great Opener – FROZEN FIRE

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.

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.

Write A Great Opener – THE MAN WHO FELL TO EARTH

The Man Who Fell to Earth by Walter Tevis. What makes the first chapter work?

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?

5 Challenges For Avid Readers in 2019

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

%d bloggers like this:
%d bloggers like this:
%d bloggers like this:
%d bloggers like this:
%d bloggers like this:
%d bloggers like this:
%d bloggers like this:
%d bloggers like this:
%d bloggers like this:
%d bloggers like this: