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?
Homecoming season 2 is a perfect example of why you shouldn’t rush a story, especially its ending.
Whenever I buy a book, I look at the blurb first. Point is – they matter. So, please, can you stop with the spoilers?
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?
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.
Last time, we looked at Mr. Robot. This time, we’re looking at Edgar Wright’s Baby Driver. What techniques are used to engage the audience?
Be it the first chapter to a novel, or the opening scene of a screenplay, writing a good opening to a story is tough. What can Mr. Robot teach us about setting up a compelling narrative?
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.