Breaking the Spell

As a writer, you’re an illusionist: you create brave new worlds for your reader and go to great lengths to make them seem as real and as plausible as possible — that is what writing good fiction is all about. The subversive in me is interested in the...

An Alphabet of Better Writing # U

U is for…Unreliable Narrator Mostly, when we read a story, we take the narrative at face value.  We believe what the author is telling us, either directly in a first person narrative or through the hero or heroine in a third person one, because —...