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 →

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 →

Merry Christmas!

Hi readers, Thanks so much to all of you for a great first year of blogging! Its been a rewarding experience and I'm very grateful for everyone who's taken some time from their busy lives to read along. I've got plenty planned for 2019 with more stories and posts on the way. The blog posts... Continue Reading →

Point of View – First-Person

Over the next few weeks, I'll be discussing narrator point of views. This is also one of those decisions that need to be made when writing your first line of a prose. While you can lock down story beats and plot outlines, the point of view you decide on really fundamentally change how your story... Continue Reading →

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