Tag Archives: criticism

I was Framed by that Device!

At the moment I’m reading a terrible book. I picked it up because I thought it would be a fun kind of terrible, an impression that was mainly formed because of this glorious bit of cover work. Look at that … Continue reading

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The Death of the Author

It’s been a while since I last tackled the Norton. And I realise that this is mostly because if I stuck to my stated intention of going through it chronologically, the next guy I’d be looking at is Socrates. And … Continue reading

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Writing in First Person

These days everyone writes in first person. It seems that you can’t turn around without seeing another book written this way. And another. And another. But why this sudden trend of first person? What is this collective madness? And should … Continue reading

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Anne Bishop’s Black Jewels – A review of characters over plot

Anne Bishop’s Black Jewels Trilogy is a guilty, guilty pleasure. Everything that I should dislike about books can be found here. Perfectly perfect heroes (Who are terribly misunderstood and put down upon for no real reason other than everyone else … Continue reading

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Criticism Hurts. Use it Wisely.

I’ve talked before about how to write a good, critical review. But what about when the boot is on the other foot? Receiving a critical review that points out all of your flaws and shortcomings is one of the most … Continue reading

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How To Give Good, Helpful Feedback

Reviewing is the backbone of fan fiction. I’ve talked before about how much I love reviews and ego-strokes so I won’t mention that again beyond this sentence. Promise. Instead, for this post I’m going to talk about how you can … Continue reading

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