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


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" ( And yet--in the glow of all this acclaim--the movie … Continue reading Star Wars: The Force Awakens-And Its Many Pitfalls