Category Archives: About Writing

Over-Explaining Cons

I’ve done a post about over-explaining ideas and objects before, but I feel the concept needs revisiting. I’ve been reading The Alchemyst by Michael Scott and there’s quite a bit of references in the novel to ancient legends and myths that are … Continue reading

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Point of View

Point of view is one of the first things you should think about when you decide to write a novel. Are you going to describe events as if you’re the protagonist (1st Person, ‘I’, ‘We’)? Are you going to describe … Continue reading

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The Power of Simplicity

Writers use a lot of big things to get points across. They use imagery, personification, metaphors, symbolism, etc, but what about the tiny little things that you may or may not look right past. They lurk, hidden in plain sight … Continue reading

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Dreams in Literature

Dreams are used throughout literature in many different genres, but why use dreams? What purpose do they serve? How do they enhance a novel? In my opinion there are two types of dreams: realistic dreams and nonsense dreams. Realistic Dreams: … Continue reading

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Censoring Literature

This seems to be a big topic currently. The question is whether or not books should be censored because of the language the author chose to use. Let’s take a closer look: I have been reading the Adventures of Huckleberry … Continue reading

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Female Heroes

After reading an article speculating how Star Wars would have panned out with Luke and Leia switching positions (Here) and conversing with author SM Reine about it, we came to the conclusion that there really aren’t that many females in … Continue reading

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Continuum

I’ve learned a lot about myself over the past two and a half years of writing. I’ve learned that my writing reminds people of Douglas Adams and of J.R.R. Tolkien. I’ve learned that I know how to write. Most importantly, … Continue reading

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