One of my favorite topics in stories is the exploration of parent-child relationships. In this post, I’ll look at some common aspects, the reasons why I like those topics, and theirs +/-.Continue reading
Redemption arcs are a bit of storytelling that can be powerful moments, but they need to be used right – otherwise, they can easily fall into “what the hell?” pile.Continue reading
Betrayals are a story element that, when done well, can lead to quite an emotional reactions, and a several questions the reader might want answered. When done well, they can spur the reader to continue with the story well into the sequels to get their answers. Today, I’ll look into some specifics of betrayals.Continue reading
Especially in coming-of-age stories, but not limited to them, comes the time when one character passes down his role (usually leadership) to someone else. Sometimes it’s planned act, sometimes a necessity. Today, I’ll look into this story element.Continue reading
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
I won’t deny that several aspects of Warcraft universe were an inspiration for my writing – but there are also parts of the story that don’t work so well… in this post, I’ll share how my experience with this game series affected my writing – and how it might in the future.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
There are different games and different players. I see myself as someone who is best gripped by a game with a strong story. Yet, narratives in games have their limits. In today’s post, I’ll share my thoughts on narrative in games and what happens if those limits are met – or even exceeded.Continue reading
Not so long ago, I made a post about how I see intimacy and sex scenes as a reader of fantasy literature – and what factors I see as important in redards to including such a scene. This time, I’ll share my thoughts as a writer.
Warning: potentially sensitive content inside this post.Continue reading
Here comes another post inspired by a discussion on Goodreads, this time about clichés. They are something advised against but can you avoid them completely? Can you use them well?