Category: Books

Writings from all over.

Netflix’s new interactive shows are a great idea—but the idea isn’t new

As part of their attempt to edge out competition, Netflix is introducing shows where viewers can dictate the plot. But what does that mean, and will it work?

Books and a Lamp

5 of the most unexpectedly evil characters from literature

Not all villains are simply black and white, and in fact, many of the worst villains seem innocuous at first glance. But among those, who are the worst?

Books

A guide to judging books by their covers

We’re always told not to judge books by their covers, but how else do we decide how to buy them? (I mean, besides the obvious of asking someone who has read it).

5 children’s books that Disney should make into movies

There are many great children’s stories waiting for a bigger audience. But which ones should be sent to the big screen?

The difference between children’s and adults’ books

Writing for children and writing for adults is different. But what are the differences?

Drink, Kindle and Notebook

The importance of “show, don’t tell” in writing

Storytelling is about transporting a person to another world. That’s why showing, not telling, makes better stories.

Flowchart for Book Naming

A guide to writing good titles for books

Actually, you probably shouldn’t use this guide. It’s not at all serious. But seriously, you should read it anyway.

Old Town

Have Your Poor: a short story

Read a new short story that I wrote available at Noisetrade and Amazon.

Drink, Kindle and Notebook

E-books vs. print: is there really a better or worse?

For the last couple of years, print books and e-books have been competing for sales. But really, do they have to?

Nac Mac Feegles

4 fascinating fantasy races

Fantasy has races of every shape, size, colour and function. Here are some I found fascinating.