Heroes come and go. That’s certainly true of the fictional variety where very few linger in the mind beyond the last page of a novel. So what makes the perfect fictional hero?
How often do we read a book where a character appears in the mind’s eye fully formed?
Should writers write what they know about or has this age-old sage piece of advice become something of a cliché.
Romance novels in their various forms explore the ups and downs of relationships but the quickest way to kill a relationship with a lover is through………
Go back not so many years and an author was just that-an author…. who wrote, and at the most maybe edited their own work. How different things are today!
Whilst there is undoubted value in considering historical context, not least because past forces, individuals and trends both shape the present and provide valuable lessons for our future decisions, is historical fiction of any value?
As fantastical as science fiction seems, there is often something familiar about the incredible concepts dreamt up by its writers. In fact, not only familiar at times but eerily accurate about future advances. Is this some kind of scientific prophesy? Is there something sinister going on?
With the continued growing popularity of the short story, many good collections are released each year and yet sadly the majority go unnoticed by mainstream readers.
Whether it be a spine-tingling ghost story, the sighting of a UFO, stories of Gods and Deities, or the fascination of the occult, most of us are curious in one way or another about the supernatural.
With so many titles in any given genre is more important than ever that authors establish a significant and differentiated presence in a genre that attracts and retains loyal readers.