Character and Devastating Choice

Creating a novel that engages a reader is a monumental challenge. One of the best ways to do this is to put plot and character in hand by giving them devastating choices. While a character jumping through flaming hoops with perfect grace every time may sound good because everything goes well and your fantasy world … Continue reading Character and Devastating Choice

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Plot Twists–A Clash of Kings

Plot twists in a novel are impressive. To have your assumptions on how the narrative will turn out upended or be completely blindsided by a turn of events is a wonderful aspect of any story. It's also incredibly difficult to pull of. The greatest example of this that I've found so far is located in … Continue reading Plot Twists–A Clash of Kings

Star Wars: The Force Awakens-And Its Many Pitfalls

Star Wars: The Force Awakens released in the U.S. on December 18, 2015 to a great deal of fanfare and acclaim. It quickly beat box office records by becoming the "highest grossing film in North America", and the "third highest grossing film of all time" (en.wikipedia.org). And yet--in the glow of all this acclaim--the movie … Continue reading Star Wars: The Force Awakens-And Its Many Pitfalls