Killing Characters, Part 2: The Demise of the Foot Soldier

This article is the second in a three part series dealing with the demise of characters in fiction. Part One may be read here. Following last week’s post on the believability of a character’s demise we come to a seemingly inconsequential point. In fact, this detail has been taken so lightly of late that it has … Continue reading Killing Characters, Part 2: The Demise of the Foot Soldier

The Importance of the Brotherhood in Fiction

There was an interesting review on SuperversiveSF sometime last year (I think), wherein the writer praised the most recently released installment of the Final Fantasy game saga. I have not been what one might call a devoted video game player during my life; the most recent games I played continuously were Dragon City and Knights … Continue reading The Importance of the Brotherhood in Fiction

The Four Types of Writing, Part One: The Way of the Romantic

This article is the first in a four part series which defines the four major types of fiction. When most of us hear the word “romance,” it is generally linked with the love story genre. This may be one meaning of the word; it is not its only definition. Merriam-Webster’s defines “romance” as: “(1) a … Continue reading The Four Types of Writing, Part One: The Way of the Romantic