A Different Way to Look at Plot and Character

I've talked about the structure of plot in a previous article, Writing Tips: Science and Six Plots, and so instead of delving further into structure, the intention of this article is to explore the relationship of plot and character and whatever nuance may arise from these two concepts. I've come to this topic as a… Continue reading A Different Way to Look at Plot and Character

Things Fall Apart, a Book Review 

Review Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe explores African tribal culture, religions native to those  tribes, and the influence, or ruination, from an invading religion. Through the lens of a tribal leader Okonkwo, the reader is able to understand and nearly come to believe as the tribes the books center. Also through him is a… Continue reading Things Fall Apart, a Book Review 

Fiction Analysis: The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

Paulo Coelho's The Alchemist is famous worldwide. It has garnered praise here in America driven by the passionate rejoicing of celebrities Will Smith and Oprah Winfrey. The Alchemist's popularity is far reaching and it is justified. This parable is riddled with lines that may fester in the memory. Its quotability is less about literary quality or… Continue reading Fiction Analysis: The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

Fiction Analysis: Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

I don't read many young adult books as a personal preference. The same friend who lent me  And Then There Were None also let me borrow Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children. I was impressed overall with its execution and the voice Ransom Riggs maintained throughout. It's not often that I read a wholly unique voice… Continue reading Fiction Analysis: Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

Fiction Analysis: Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur

Utterly beautiful and devastating. I don't read much poetry anymore but Rupi Kaur gets my respect and admiration with the force behind Milk and Honey. I found moments from tears, I found myself rejoicing, I found myself at fault and I found myself the victim all within Milk and Honey. Reading Milk and Honey does take… Continue reading Fiction Analysis: Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur