“This year, for the first time, I was able to draft the story from beginning to end, without any significant setbacks. I used the third person limited POV and told the story only from one character’s perspective.”
I honestly didn’t know what to expect when I first opened it, but the novel swept me away without warning.
“Can your characters ever be overdeveloped? That’s what I’d like to debate with myself today.”
“Fantasy is ultimately about what is real.”
It’s more likely that the VP in your company is a “psychopath” than some doe-eyed teenage boy in your neighbourhood.
If we were living at the beginning of an SFF novel, this would be the ideal time for the Chosen One hero to reveal themselves and save the day.
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.
Life has been chaotic but at least there are books to read.
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.