Writing Progress: Even More Peril

Word Count: 7,567 Today was a good writing day indeed. ¬†One thing that I think I’m pretty good at is putting my hero in so much peril it makes the reader sick trying to figure out how the poor guy (or gal) will get out of it. My hero was (at the start of whereContinue reading “Writing Progress: Even More Peril”

Deus Ex Machina: God Is Not A Crutch

Breaking Dawn is one of Stephanie Meyer’s most popular books, but it has within its pages a literary device that is something good writers should learn to use properly: deus ex machina. Deus ex machina is defined by my handy Dictionary of Literary Terms & Theory (Penguin) as: “any unanticipated intervener who resolves a difficultContinue reading “Deus Ex Machina: God Is Not A Crutch”