Books, Characters, Rant, Writing

The Thematic Gravity of Death

Back when I was still in school, where I had to read Serious Texts and Think Seriously about them from a Serious Creative Viewpoint, I read a lot of books in which people died. Character death wasn't just popular--it was required. Once, in a short story class, I received the packet of required reading and my friend… Continue reading The Thematic Gravity of Death

Advice, Characters, Rant

Hair Color is Not Character Development

I've been doing a lot of very specific whining about things that people like lately, so I thought we'd take a break and talk about something else. For now, anyway. I mean. I am reading Cloud Atlas and I have Problems with it, so that might crop up here soonish, but today we are going… Continue reading Hair Color is Not Character Development