Plot Forcing: Two Variations

A plot point within a story may be said to be forced if a given development occurred because of a sudden change which had no precedent within the tale. One common form of plot forcing is sporadic, selective stupidity, the condition whereby a normally competent (or brilliant) character suddenly losses all wit so that said… Continue reading Plot Forcing: Two Variations

The Silence & The Howl | Part 12

§.12 When Harmon waved to Sprawls as he made breakfast the man only shook his head and sneered. "What?" "Why you still here?" "Where were you expecting me to be?" "Anywhere but here. I told you last night. Ain't gonna work out." "Are you being serious?" "I ain't gonna throw you out. I know you… Continue reading The Silence & The Howl | Part 12

Forging The Mappa Mundi | Part 2

(continued from part 1) In part one we covered the rudiments of establishing placefulness in fiction through spatial notation. In this installment we will be expanding upon our previous endeavour by focusing our attention on geographical clarity through directional signifiers. Cardinal Directions and Landmarks When attempting to establish geographical clarity in creative writing, think of… Continue reading Forging The Mappa Mundi | Part 2

Writing Prompts 9/13/18 – Resolve

#1 He knew the killer was coming for him. Was only a matter of time. Yet, nothing would shake his desire to see the maniac brought to justice. #2 The men, bestially masked and robed, gathered round and took their prisoners fingers, one by one; wearing him down with every sicking snip. "Where is she?" No… Continue reading Writing Prompts 9/13/18 – Resolve

Alienation, Elitism & Lived-Art in The Midnight Meat Train | Part 1

"I was like a kid in a candy store any time we filmed the scary bits. The one thing that did make me cringe was the pierced Achilles tendons, having severed my own five years ago playing basketball...” - Bradley Cooper. ♦ INTRODUCTION Ryuhei Kitamura's The Midnight Meat Train1, released in 2008 and first shot… Continue reading Alienation, Elitism & Lived-Art in The Midnight Meat Train | Part 1