Category: Discworld

Terry Pratchett’s Volume: High

A couple weekends ago, I attended an event hosted by the Pikes Peak Library District called the Mountain of Authors. It is exactly that: a mountain of traditionally published authors and self published authors all crammed together to listen to panels, talk about writing… Continue Reading “Terry Pratchett’s Volume: High”

The Rule of Three in Discworld

Perhaps you have heard of the ‘Rule of Three’ in comedy writing. For those that haven’t, I point you to a really down-and-dirty quick definition/explantion by John Kinde: “The first two items in the triplet set the pattern (the “straight” line) and the third… Continue Reading “The Rule of Three in Discworld”

Illustrations and Story: The Last Hero

Novels and short stories, by their nature, are word-based. According to this article from the New York Times, “Your Brain on Fiction,”: “Brain scans are revealing what happens in our heads when we read a detailed description, an evocative metaphor or an emotional exchange… Continue Reading “Illustrations and Story: The Last Hero”

L-Space

Here’s one for all you book/book store/library lovers. Terry Pratchett’s definition of L-Space: Libraries, nature of.Even big collections of ordinary books distort space and time, as can readily be proved by anyone who has been around a really old-fashioned second-hand bookshop, one of those… Continue Reading “L-Space”

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