The Taste Test – Sweet Jesus

When people think of soft serve ice cream, the images conjured tend to fall into two buckets - ice cream trucks and fast food joints. Just talking about that truck sends the infamous overplayed tune through our heads, but it could get us to bolt outside when younger (and maybe even as adults...) every time!... Continue Reading →

A Quick Audiobook Guide

In the early 2000's, I was one of those 'CD Case' kind of guys. It resided in my car, and was loaded front to back with all manner of music too embarrassing these days to describe now. If I were to travel back in time, I'd hit up the nearest Virgin Records, HMV, or Sam... Continue Reading →

Algorithms and the Decline of Research

Do you ever feel like your electronic devices are listening to you? Okay, well we already know that they sort of are. They can also see things, which is why many people cover up their little laptop webcams. These nefarious capabilities of the devices we keep on us daily were installed to generate algorithms and... Continue Reading →

Point of View – Unreliable Narrator

Are you into thrillers? Stories where someone is taken hostage, a stalker ups his game, or a private eye takes on more than they bargained for? This genre is very popular, and its also where you'll most likely run into an 'Unreliable Narrator.' Basically, an unreliable narrator is someone whose storytelling credibility has been called... Continue Reading →

Forgiveness

This one has been on my to-do list for quite some time so I might as well get to it for this week! While less to do with writing and more to do with just being human, hopefully you'll still find it interesting. Anyone who is around on this planet long enough will eventually have... Continue Reading →

Real VS Perceived Threats

Its a cool Sunday morning, and the chill allows you to see vapor rising from your coffee mug while keeping watch out on the front porch. Every sip is still scorching hot but you hardly notice. Your husband didn't return last night from a friend's cottage across the lake and you barely slept, having thought... Continue Reading →

Point of View – Third-Person

It's time to wrap up this review of the various points of view in storytelling by looking at third-person perspectives. The classic! In third-person perspectives, all characters are referred to by their name or "their", "his", "her", and so on. You'll never find them using "I" or "we" as the narrator in these stories do... Continue Reading →

Point of View – Second-Person

"You click open the blog post on character point of view, hoping to read anything interesting at all. After a brief scan, you give up, providing a merciful Like before logging off." Growing up, I had heard of the other two perspectives a lot, even outside of writing. As two examples - First-Person Shooter is... Continue Reading →

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