Rewarding Readers

The concept of rewarding readers is, as I understand it, giving your readers new things to enjoy upon second or third reads. It's giving them things to notice or understand better that they wouldn't have gotten the first time around. With every one of my novels, I have tried, and will always try, to do … Continue reading Rewarding Readers

We Are All Characters In The Story of Life

When you're in a crowd of people, how often do you stop to look at a random person, who isn't doing anything particularly interesting, and think, I wonder what that person's story is? We all have a story. Our lives are their own story, with a beginning, middle, and end. A plot, filled with subplots and … Continue reading We Are All Characters In The Story of Life

Is Cersei Evil, or Misunderstood?

Apologies for taking a month to post anything. Life has gotten busier with a kid on the way and everything. But if you want content more often, support this blog through Patreon here. I feel I must objectively examine the character of Cersei Lannister, because ever since I first got into the A Song of … Continue reading Is Cersei Evil, or Misunderstood?

How Game of Thrones Will End: The Reformation of Westeros (And Perhaps the Whole World)

Imagine if A Song of Ice and Fire had the ending everyone assumes it will. Imagine Jon Snow and Daenerys got married and became king and queen of Westeros after defeating the evil zombies and overthrowing the evil Queen Cersei, and everyone lived happily ever after. Pretty boring, and a huge waste of time, don't you think? … Continue reading How Game of Thrones Will End: The Reformation of Westeros (And Perhaps the Whole World)