Picking a Time Revisited

When we’re writing short fiction the time frame is important, not only from a narrative standpoint but also because we only have a limited number of words to cover the time. This means that if we were to have the story cover a long period of time we might need more telling because the word […]

A Note On Themes Revisited

When I published Repentance and The Mason’s Arms,  which were written together, I re-read them before I posted them and noticed reoccurring themes about guilt, grief and general regret. I never planned it as such but they still appeared. As far as I’m concerned themes should come from story, not story from themes (this isn’t a universal […]

Picking a Time

When we’re writing short fiction the time frame is important, not only from a narrative standpoint but also because we only have a limited number of words to cover the time. This means that if we were to have the story cover a long period of time we might need more telling because the word […]

A Note On Themes

Having published Repentance yesterday today seems a good time to discuss themes. Originally Repentance and The Mason’s Arms were written together and re-reading them before I posted them I noticed reoccurring themes about guilt, grief and general regret. These themes seem to pop up a lot in my work but I never planned it as […]