Stories Within Stories: A Consideration of Novel Structure (Cloud Atlas, Starless Sea, If on a Winter’s Night a Traveler)

Stories are funny things. Character, setting, and plot get all twisted together to create something magical, capable of transporting the reader out of the present and into some fictional place of curious make-believe. It’s a fickle process, too. Books that shouldn’t work can sometimes turn out to be biggest craze of the season. Other times, … More Stories Within Stories: A Consideration of Novel Structure (Cloud Atlas, Starless Sea, If on a Winter’s Night a Traveler)

Picking Up A Hobby

Look, we all know that everyone has their own way of writing their stories. I can’t speak for everyone. But I know that one day I decided I was going to become a full time author. Before then, inspiration came and went like a summer breeze, always welcome, always sought after, but nearly impossible to … More Picking Up A Hobby