When we previously considered the role of narrative voice in fiction, we left out one of the biggies—one in which, if you think about it, there is technically no narrator at all. The epistolary novel, traditionally made up of collections […]
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Bullies have been throwing their weight around since the dawn of time, and they can be found in every part of the animal kingdom. Though they’re a headache to deal with in real life, bullies are a godsend in storytelling. […]
Marcus Aurelius once said that the best revenge is to be unlike him who performed the injury. Sure, it’s sage advice, but where’s the fun in that? After all, nothing gets a reader’s pulse rate up more than a deliciously […]
See that shadowy figure over there? No? Well, it’s Stephen King. And he’s been watching you. Yep, an author doesn’t rack up more than 50 titles (many of them bestsellers) without knowing his audience—and inspiring adjectives like “copious” and “prolific.” […]