Analysis, Journal, process, Revision

Gordian Plot

TLDR: Unraveling high-level problems in a novel is a mess. I do not understand it, but will share my thoughts on the process nonetheless. Last Monday my critique group had a special meeting in which we discussed high-level writing concerns like plot and structure rather than our usual nose-in-the-dirt critique of individual scenes. I came… Continue reading Gordian Plot


Game of Consequences

TLDR: Game of Thrones fans are masochists who want to be punished by watching their favorite characters suffer for their choices. Criticizing Game of Thrones right now is like spitting in a river, but there's something to learn from comparing the earlier "good" seasons to the later "bad" seasons. It's been said that Game of… Continue reading Game of Consequences