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POVs, Unreliable (aka All) Narrators, and Edits

In a previous post, I talked about an exercise that I loved to use when I taught middle school language arts and an exercise I love as a writer of fiction. 465 more words


The Pursuit of Knowledge - Favourite re-reads: The End of Mr Y by Scarlett Thomas

Imagine someone writes a novel and it’s just for you. They tap into your interests and beliefs. They build a character that feels like parts of you. 817 more words


Points of View

Robert installed the newly-coded voice-activated artificial intelligence programme onto the smartphone and readied himself to take it for a ride. Pulling up the latest exercise on the Creative Writing Masters course he had just splashed out for he drew a breath and spoke “What is first person point of view?” 649 more words

Writing Tips

Come back, my selkie

They say the selkie is an embodiment of a dead soul, manifested in the form of a seal. The first day of spring dozens of seals washed up along the Jersey shore and it was among this wreckage of creatures I searched for you. 983 more words

Flash Fiction

The Girl Before, by J.P. Delaney / **** ½

Ever since the release of Gillian Flynn’s Gone Girl (a book I really love, for what it’s worth), publishers have all been trying to cash in on that book’s massive popularity, releasing twisty, nasty little thrillers with unreliable narrators, massive narrative shocks, morally complex (at best) characters, and much more. 591 more words

Book Reviews

Crux of the Matter, Pt. 1

A girl lies in the grass, eyes to the sky and the lazy clouds. Gentle breezes brush through the meadow to break the silence with the sound of blades of grass and tree branches speaking to one another. 1,288 more words


The Girl on the Train (Movie Review)

Note: This is a two-parter, if you want a summary of the plot, you can find one in my book review. This is just my thoughts on the movie after reading the book. 537 more words

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