Like that one guy said: Good writers borrow, great writers steal. Welcome to the place where all things have been lifted, looted, and otherwise pilfered…Remember, possession is 9/10s of the law.
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”
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”
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”