Today, I’ll look into another romance-related part of storytelling: a scenario when a character has only one partner over the whole story. I’ll share my thoughts about scenarios where this works well and why – as well as mention a few alternatives.Continue reading
With some delay, I’ve decided to look back at the books I’ve read in 2019 and the favorite lines from those books.Continue reading
Relationships between characters are something with a major potential in storytelling – and I’ve come to love good family bonds in stories. In this post, I’ll share some thoughts on this topic.Continue reading
Fantasy literature often features creatures with lifespan significantly exceeding the lifespan of a human. In today’s post, I’ll look into some of the challenges it brings.
Warning: this post will be heavy on biological aspects of procreation. If you are afraid of science mingling with fiction, or uncomfortable around procreational topics, you might want to walk away.Continue reading
One of the themes sometimes appearing in fantasy are half-bloods/half-breeds/hybrids (whichever term you prefer), most often between different humanoid species. Today, I’ll share my thought about them.Continue reading
Some authors go into very high level of detail. In this post, I’ll focus on a specific one: time measurment and calendars in works of fiction, focused on fantasy.Continue reading
I’ve seen books with just a few characters and minimal world-building. I’ve seen authors who manage insane level of detail. There are advantages and disadvantages to both ends. Today, I’ll share my thoughts on them, based on my experience with reading and writing alike.Continue reading