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?
Every writer knows a story needs conflict. Audiences and readers tend to agree, but sometimes conflict can go too far.
Anyone who has read a book knows what a chapter is – a break in the flow of text that makes up a novel. A handy place for a reader to decide whether to stick in a bookmark, fold the corner of the page,… Continue Reading “An Important Difference Between Chapters & Scenes In Books”
Writing a believable friendship is a must in a lot of fiction. From the classic ‘Strangers to Friends’ to the always fun ‘Enemies to Friends,’ characters who are initially suspicious of each other have the most interesting dynamics. But how can we get this transition to feel organic?
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.