Tag Archives: George R. R. Martin

Spoiling for a Fight

After inadvertently almost giving away major plot twists from Star Trek: Into Darkness to two separate people on the same day (I know, I’m a bad person) I got to thinking about the subject of spoilers. Giving away spoilers for … Continue reading

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The Gift of Time

I took last week off work and spent most of it writing in the bar/cafe of a local theatre. I always find I engage better out of the house, away from distractions and, true to form, I felt I got … Continue reading

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Spice and Realism: writing the Love Interest

As the feast of St. Valentine is drawing nearer, it has got me thinking about the concept of the love interest in fiction. It is something I only decided to put into my story recently, or, when I say decided, … Continue reading

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What’s in a Name?

I find when writing a story, particularly since working on this fantasy novel, what a double-edged sword the act of naming can be. A character’s name can tell you a lot about them, if you choose. Their name can lay … Continue reading

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