This is a fascinating article and story from Mr. Cheah, readers. Check it out! Three Storytellers, Two Listeners, One Story In his essay ‘The Counterfactual Dialectic’ in Pulp on Pulp, Misha Burnett discusses the use of dialectic to determine what is said to the reader, how it is said, and what the reader will take away … Continue reading Reposted: Three Storytellers, Two Listeners, One Story
Reposted: Draw From A Deeper Well
A thought-provoking essay from Mr. Cheah, readers! Draw From A Deeper Well “This is just like [Brand X]!” This is the most common sentence in modern fiction. It is also the most annoying sentence in modern fiction. Every time I encounter it in a story, I always roll my eyes, shake my head, and ignore … Continue reading Reposted: Draw From A Deeper Well
Reposted: The Same Story Told Ten Thousand Times
Check out Mr. Kai Wai Cheah's latest article, readers: The Same Story Told Ten Thousand Times I’m thinking of a story. Can you guess what it is? It is the story of a young man who is whisked away into a parallel world. There he suddenly acquires a set of rare and overpowered special abilities … Continue reading Reposted: The Same Story Told Ten Thousand Times
Reposted: Chasing Tropes
Check out this great article by Kit Sun Cheah, readers: Chasing Tropes People enjoy the exotic, but not too exotic. People enjoy the familiar, but not too familiar. Reconciling these twin desires is the overriding concern of the modern-day fiction writer. A story where everything is formulaic, from characters to plots to setting, is predictable and boring. A story … Continue reading Reposted: Chasing Tropes
Review: League of Angels by Thomas Tan
And we come to the second fiction review this author has decided to post, readers: They said that God didn’t exist. They said that the time for religion was over. If mankind was to progress, the human race had to be purged of superstitions. Like everyone else, Chelsea Shields believed the Lumen Corporation, even when … Continue reading Review: League of Angels by Thomas Tan
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Reposted: On Business and Politics
Take a look at this fantastic piece by Mr. Benjamin Cheah, readers: Where Politics and Business Collide April 20, 2020 In cyberpunk fiction, megacorps rule the world. But in our world, why would they? Old-school cyberpunk fiction was framed as a critique of hypercapitalism. Megacorporations have the same political clout as governments, if not more … Continue reading Reposted: On Business and Politics
Reposted: What Makes A Story Dark?
Benjamin Cheah's latest piece has a lot of food for thought. Click the link to read the rest, future writers: What Makes A Story Dark? ‘Dark’ is an oft-seen descriptor for books, comics, movies, games and television shows these days. These media are usually packed with violence, swearing, sex scenes and the like. But does … Continue reading Reposted: What Makes A Story Dark?