Monthly Archives: May 2013

Tara Moss: Deadlier than the male?

Just a quick break from the usual, to share an event I attended at the Wheeler Centre in Melbourne, with crime author Tara Moss talking about the archetype of the “Evil Woman” in myth and literature. Some interesting stuff in … Continue reading

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Plot: Is this flashing arrow too subtle?

This post, I’m talking plot, particularly in relation to foreshadowing. Even more specifically, I’m talking about Chekhov’s Gun. Chekhov’s gun is simply expressed in a quote from the man himself. “One must not put a loaded rifle on the stage … Continue reading

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Worldbuilding: The Natural World

““Are we still in the Zone?” Arkady found it hard to believe. “Yes. What you can see from the road is a horror show-Pripyat, the buried villages, the red woods-but much of the Zone is like this. Now slowly stand.” … Continue reading

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