Category: From the staff

CTRL / ALT / DELETE: Natasha Helen Crudden Poetry Review

Can’t we all identify as black sheep occasionally? Don’t we sometimes vent at, or declare our love for, those who don’t deserve it? Do we not engage in retail therapy? Haven’t we all stayed home instead of going to parties once or twice, due to social anxiety? Well then, Natasha Helen Crudden wants to have a quick […]

The Weightless One by Anais Chartschenko: Book Review

A novel written in verse, Anais Chartschenko’s The Weightless One is an unconventional character portrait of a young woman who’s been sectioned due to an eating disorder. Seemingly inadvertently – and with consummate skill through the prism of convalescence and therapy – Chartschenko slowly reveals a family background and the possible rationales for the development […]

Philosophy of Writing: An Introduction, by Austin Wiggins

by Austin Wiggins The intention of this series is to deconstruct and analyze aspects of the craft, and in doing so to discover, with a proven rationale, a modern philosophy of writing. Why should we need a philosophy of writing at all? It is apparent to anyone involved in the field of publishing, in any […]

A different way to look at plot and character

by Austin Wiggins I’ve talked about the structure of plot in a previous article, Writing Tips: Science and Six Plots, and so instead of delving further into structure, the intention of this article is to explore the relationship of plot and character and whatever nuance may arise from these two concepts. I’ve come to this […]

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