Hey, remember how I was writing a sequel for Namesake? I wrote a Cinderella adaptation instead. It’s based on Charles Perrault’s version of the fairy tale,… Read More »Soot and Slipper | Cover Reveal and Pre-Order!
And at long last, we come to the final thoughts. Through real-life patterns of deception, we can identify weaknesses in our writing and shift those… Read More »Final Thoughts | Liar, Liar, Pants on Fire
The mystery genre requires careful threading of information from character to character, between narrator and reader, and from author to audience. And Agatha Christie, as… Read More »The Misdirection of Agatha Christie | Liar, Liar
Now that we’ve explored the Cooperative Principle and how to break it, we turn our attention back to our three layers of dialogue. Breaking the CP… Read More »Breaking the CP on 3 Layers | Liar, Liar
Continuing in the Cooperative Principle and how to break it, we turn our attention to a literary example of rampant unintentional violations: Miss Bates from… Read More »Miss Bates of Emma: A Liar, Liar Case Study
Although H. P. Grice’s Cooperative Principle provides lovely guidelines for how to accomplish good communication, for writers, its real value lies in breaking it. We… Read More »Breaking the Cooperative Principal | Liar, Liar
And finally, on the twelfth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me… Storm Child by Melanie Mason To escape capture by Imperial soldiers,… Read More »Twelfth Day | 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway