While you may think this is a novel about political intrigue, it’s actually more of a love story.
Have you ever noticed there’s no male equivalent to this trope? There’s no Strong Male Character? Of course not, it is always assumed that men are strong.
What struck me the most about this book is the tone. In this post, I wanted to examine how the tone influences the characters and how that enhances the reading experience.
This is the kind of novel I’ll reread on a bad day for many years to come. It’s rare to find books that comfort you like that. And yet–and yet, there’s something I can’t reconcile with: their incredible privilege.
Ultimately this is a story about the one that got away. The book wonders what could have been. Therein lies its tragedy.
How do you write an exciting adventure story? I’ve been mulling over this recently.
Thirty questions to ask your character!
My thoughts on my first Ursula Le Guin novel.
Here are some of my favourite links, apps, and other writing resources!