Tag: Smells

October 4, 2019 / Smells
Fake Plot

I was watching a TV show on Netflix with my daughter last week. Children’s shows vary a lot in quality, and the plotting in this one was particularly egregious. The show was stuffed with fake plot. Let’s look at what that is.

August 2, 2019 / Smells

Often, stories lack a proper plot, but sometimes it’s the opposite: a story can drown in too much plot. And that can be a big problem.

January 25, 2019 / Smells
December 15, 2017 / Writing

TigerThe passive voice is a language construct that is abhorred by many people. I disagree. As with any tool, you shouldn’t overuse it, but it does have a use, even if people might say it should be killed off in all writing.

October 6, 2017 / Smells