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Whodunnit On a Sky Cruiser: A Review of MURDER OUT OF THE BLUE

1908. A gruesome death on board the Sky Liner RMS Macedonia exposes the clash of class, secrets and sexuality in upper class Edwardian society. On her journey home Maliha Anderson, Anglo-Indian daughter of a Scottish engineer and a Brahmin scholar, hopes to make peace with her past, her future and what she sees in the mirror every day – until the nurse of wheelchair-bound General Makepeace-Flynn is murdered.

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Reading And Books

External and Internal Conflict

One of the most common causes of weak or sludgy plots is the confusion of internal conflict with external conflict.

Writers who focus on character… 374 more words


A refresher course we can all use

I’ve had a lot of goings-on with loglines over the past couple of days, which prompted me to re-post this gem from a little over 2 years ago. 262 more words


Top 5 Tropes I Like

We all like certain types of books and for me there are certain things I love to read in books again and again.

1.) Strong Female Protagonists- 451 more words

Book Discussion: Character Extremes

In the book I’m reading at the moment (Shadows: A Dark Touch Novel by Amy Meredith) the two main characters, at least to start with, were such Mary Sues. 235 more words


What is this thing called Voice?

The elusive concept of Voice is one of the most difficult aspects of the craft of writing to  explain in words. Like persona in Jungian psychology, it is more easily understood as a metaphor, and is often explained in terms of actors on the stage hiding behind different masks or personalities. 1,009 more words

Craft Of Writing

The Hero Doesn't Always Win

For this first post I want to talk about protagonists in literature and plays. Most of the time when readers hear the word protagonist we immediately think of the prince of white knight that pushes the plot forward. 503 more words