Reposted: Narrator’s point of view

A good piece of advice, readers: Narrator’s point of view ‘The one who states his case first seems right, until the other comes and examines him.’ Proverbs 18 verse 17 Follow any court case – or even any debate, and if you’re undecided, it’s who puts the most convincing case, which is both logical and … Continue reading Reposted: Narrator’s point of view

Reposted: How to Create Villains Who Are Actually Intimidating

An excellent article, readers: How to Create Villains Who Are Actually Intimidating Horror of horrors, beta readers keep telling you that your villain isn’t scary. You’ve given him a tragic past, control issues, and bloodlust. He even has an impeccable sense of style and color coordinates his weapons and outfits. Why isn’t he memorable? Villains … Continue reading Reposted: How to Create Villains Who Are Actually Intimidating

Reposted – Orwell and Lewis: The Supernatural Keeps Breaking In

This piece by Mr. John C. Wright was too good to pass up, readers. Enjoy! Orwell and Lewis: The Supernatural Keeps Breaking In A longtime reader with the Latinate yet indecipherable name of Nostreculsus,  while discussing THAT HIDEOUS STRENGTH by C.S. Lewis, writes: George Orwell reviewed Mr. Lewis’ book, with great appreciation of the concept, … Continue reading Reposted – Orwell and Lewis: The Supernatural Keeps Breaking In

Writerly Sound Bites, Number 11: Write What You Know, or Who You Know?

Mr. Haldeman’s statement appears rather condemning at first blush. “Write what you know” – what do you know? In the speculative genres, none of us know what space travel or Faerie is like. We can study the biographies of astronauts, but that does not mean we know, firsthand, what it is like to visit space. … Continue reading Writerly Sound Bites, Number 11: Write What You Know, or Who You Know?

Reposted – On Writing: Moral Foundations

Here's a valuable point from author C. Chancy, readers: On Writing: Moral Foundations Writing is best when you write about something that matters to you. It could be current events; today’s politics have plenty of fodder for snark and soapboxing. It could be the history of the first importation of peaches to England from China. It … Continue reading Reposted – On Writing: Moral Foundations