The One Trope I Love To Hate

  Back in October, last year, I wrote a post about the use of tropes in fiction, and how they don’t have to be a negative. Despite having made the case that any trope can be used successfully with strong writing and characterisation, there is still one trope that I really dislike regardless. The use... Continue Reading →

Book Review: Superman: Red Son By Mark Millar

NATURE OVERCOMES NURTURE BOOK DETAILS Superman: Red Son (An Elseworlds Story) Mark Millar Genre: Graphic Novel, Superheroes Publisher: DC Comics Format: Paperback, 168 Pages Date: 15th April 2014 (First Published 2003) ISBN-10: 1401247113 ISBN-13: 9781401247119   THE REVIEW   A strange visitor from another world crash lands in the Soviet Union. Raised on a Communist... Continue Reading →

Bleeding Into My Protagonists

To varying degrees, many authors, particularly those who are genuinely passionate about their craft, invariably put a lot of themselves into their writing, whether it be in terms of their personality informing their characterisation, or their life experiences influencing their plots. I’ve never been one of these writers. In fact, I have always consciously gone... Continue Reading →

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