Oh, My, God, Cliches!

Shut up. Shut up already! I hate cliches as much as the next guy, but the difference between me and the next guy is that I'm better equipped at identifying them. I think a lot of people don't know what a cliche is and start labelling things cliche that are not. I think maybe film... Continue Reading →

Monopoly is the worst game ever

Ok, this topic doesn't directly apply to writing, but I'll bring it round. I'm going to pre-emptively call this out as a long-winded rant in the making. Bare with me. To start off, I'm not talking specifically about the game "Monopoly" as much as I'm talking about what it represents in the real world. It... Continue Reading →

Basho on my mind

I've got my fair share of favourite writers, as I'm sure most writers do. Some are more influential than others. Some are influential for different reasons. Although I think I tend to talk about postmodern/cult/bizarro authors a bit too much when over the past couple of years I've built up a fondness for poetry. It... Continue Reading →

Research is for Grishams

Research. It's one of those things that makes aspiring writers cringe. Some writers seem to rely heavily on it, some writers seem to simply not care. I suppose it all comes down to what you consider to be "research" and how you choose to apply it. I remember when I was a teenager reading Harry... Continue Reading →

Why style is better than content

For me, writing is about saying something the way no one else can. I've kind of turned off epic sci-fi and fantasy over the past few years (not that I really got into it) because a lot of the writing feels like much of the sameness. Extensive world-building, which by no means is a useless... Continue Reading →

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