We’ve heard a lot about the world going down the tubes these past few weeks. Since I don’t have much to add to that debate – except my support for minorities and general leftist attitude – I thought I’d look at something related but different: utopias and dystopias in writing.
I played through Cognition: An Erica Reed Thriller recently. I have to say, it was an… experience. One that I’m going to share today.
National Novel Writing Month – or Nanowrimo – is a yearly event in November, where writers from around the globe try to write a 50,000 word novel. Yes, one month, 50,000 words.
We’re already halfway through this year’s edition. It’s overshadowed a bit by the US elections, I think, but it is still happening. Nanowrimo has some advantages, but also some drawbacks. I’ve found it’s really not my thing.
I managed to catch a showing of Marvel’s new movie Doctor Strange. To give the end of this review away: I liked it. Oh, and before I continue, apologies for all the strange plays on words.
My bane as a writer is writing interesting characters. Characters don’t always work out like I intend them to. Sometimes they don’t work at all. When my writing group workshops my stories, it’s often characterization that comes up.