With the release of Star Wars VII: The Force Awakens, I heard a most unusual complaint: that it was written too much for the fans. Many who saw it thought it was a great movie, but there were some who felt it was too nostalgic. With so many nods to the original trilogy, they felt … Continue reading Is Star Wars Written for the Fans?
In the format of a non-traditional critique, Writing That Scene examines the fundamentals of what makes a scene powerful and memorable for readers. I'm happy to bring back the Writing That Scene feature with a first-ever examination of a contemporary author's work. Thanks, K. T. Munson, for having the courage to take the plunge. The … Continue reading Writing that Scene: 1001 Islands
I’ve realized that, just as we can’t judge a book by it’s cover—though we typically do take that greatly into consideration before touching it—we also can’t hold all novels to the same set of standards. What motivates one author to write may mean nothing to someone else, just as there are all kinds of readers … Continue reading Eight Reasons to Write a Novel