I defend entertaining stories… and write them too.
You hated the books you had to read in high school, didn’t you–even though you’re a dedicated reader. Or you’re just confused why so much ‘great’ modern lit doesn’t do it for you. Well, this is the blog for you. Here I strip away the pretensions and argue for the basics–an entertaining story. Let’s take a closer look at what’s usually dismissed as ‘escapist’ or unrealistic, and dig to find what the elements of a good story really are.
Readers, here’s your place to discuss books that actually entertain you, pick them apart and discover what makes stories tick for you. Writers–you are readers too, of course, so take what readers love and weave it into your books. The result can only be more great fiction, and who can argue with that?
Oh yes, and do feel free to quibble with my opinions. Reasoned debate is one of the great joys of life.
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I am a contributor to the infinite stream of information that gets poured into the web each day. This is my official blog. In addition to blogging, I publish ebooks, write articles, and volunteer my editing skills to non-profits.
One last note–being a good little history student, I’ve had it banged into my head that I have to talk about what perspective I’m writing things from. So what eyes am I looking at the world through? Well, I am a Christian, a female, a Canadian, and a current employee of the library system. If you’re interested in my Christian perspective on stuff, check out my other blog, Reading the Christian Classics. But this should give you some idea.