FAIRYTALES WITH BITE
And They All Lived… discusses the classic fairytale ending and also looks at the importance of ensuring your story has the appropriate ending for it and its starring people. The best of plots can be let down by weak characters. Strong characters can end up in a story with “not enough to do” so each story must be strong, its characters must act and react in ways that are rational (if only to the character themselves), and the ending must be appropriate. Note appropriate, not necessarily happy!
THIS WORLD AND OTHERS
When Told to Jump looks at how your characters react, especially when put under duress. The answer to the statement is “how high” if characters want to ingratiate themselves. Are your characters vulnerable to being pressurized and can their enemies exploit that?
FACEBOOK PAGE – FROM LIGHT TO DARK AND BACK AGAIN
I hope to share news of a book trailer soon! Meanwhile I have put up another post sharing answers to an imaginary interview.
FACEBOOK PAGE – GENERAL
Another short post so have copied here. What do you look for in a good book?
What do I look for in a good book? Generally escapism (given the state the world’s in, escapism is a logical route to go!).
When reading non-fiction I’m looking to learn from it but also I want to be entertained at the same time. The days of being able to get away with just listing facts and figures are, thankfully, long gone. I’ve read examples of well crafted non-fiction which has used story telling tips to improve its readability. It generally works too.