Sitting Down and Writing: Romance in Science Fiction

If you follow me on twitter, you might have seen a recent tweet I sent out about the damaging role of overpowering romantic relationships in Dystopian, apocalyptic, and post-apocalyptic literature. I want to start out by saying that I am not against having romance in these genres. Far from it. I myself also include romantic relationships [...]

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Sitting Down and Writing: Evolving Symbols

In the real word, recent attempts to transform a symbol of hope and solidarity into one to be questioned and feared has got me thinking about symbols in writing. It is generally argued that characters have to evolve throughout the course of the story, but I would say that it is sometimes equally important for the [...]

Sitting Down and Writing: Inspiration, Part 3

As evident by the couple I have already discussed, there are numerous sources of inspiration for creative individuals. Perhaps the most influential, though, are the stories that have been penned throughout history; the stories that are being penned around us. I don't mean just fictional stories either, friends. Accounts of events around us are constantly [...]