There are many reasons some stories resonate across cultures and through time. This post focuses on the intricacies of one revealing aspect: relatability.[Read more…] about Faust’s relatable torment
It had occurred to me that some people might wonder why, as a first year writing student, I already have a blog. Ambitious, pretentious, presumptuous; possibly. I had written a rather lengthy post about publicity, web site traffic, even domain ageing. But then…
I imagine it sounds a little different to everyone but anyone that’s tried to edit their own writing will have heard it in some form. In my head the voice says ‘no really, that bit is just fine’. Sure enough, every time I ask someone to test read my work, those are the first bits to get picked out. They always end up having to be changed or removed. When my Writing lecturer started to talk about the voice in a lecture on editing, it made me nod and smile because I knew the truth of it from my own experience. Janice Hardy‘s, Killer Instincts: Trusting Your Writer’s Compass brings the message home.
Patty Jansen gives us food for thought on the notion of credibility in science fiction. Wrapped in explanations on the nature of communications and distances in space she highlights the importance of writing convincing stories and encourages us to consider the implications of the scenes we set. Treating her post Communication in space as the beginning of an always relevant discussion, we’ll expand on her theme with some minor variations.
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