Tag: books

What Not To Write About Irish Women, Royal Weddings, and Facebook Faces

What Not To Write About Irish Women, Royal Weddings, and Facebook Faces

It’s been a tough week to be a woman in Ireland. Too many things filled up my brain to write satire, so I’m just going to tell you what I would have written about, had I not ended up with a brain that feels like one of those mops which NEVER wrings out, no matter what the infomercial told you.

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Confessions of a Critic: What Makes People Write Nasty Reviews?

Confessions of a Critic: What Makes People Write Horrible Reviews?

This week, I set out to enquire what drives people to write really nasty reviews. Not only did I find the answer, but I also found out that I was the culprit (and so are you). In an attempt to soften this shocking revelation I have turned this life lesson into unmissable advice for authors and internet users. Just call me Dr. Spin-ling.

Let’s NOT Call It Up-Lit: Your Fiction Prescription in a World Gone Bonkers

Let's NOT Call It Up-Lit: Your Fiction Prescription For A World Gone Bonkers

If you want to determine the state of humanity, just look at popular fiction, because we’re reading the opposite of what we’re living. Right now the people demand uplifting tales of generosity, kindness, and collaborative triumph over adversity. With that in mind, I’m predicting what we’ll be reading next, linked to whichever fresh disaster befalls the world this week. You’re welcome.

The Obsolete Narrative Devices Support Group

The Obsolete Narrative Device’s Support Group

It’s HIGH CONCEPT JOKE TIME! A group of unfashionable narrative techniques attend their weekly support group, unaware that impending disaster is about to tear their world apart. Can the Omniscient Third Person Narrator refrain from commenting on everyone else? Will the Prologue From The Future ever get to finish? And will One-Liner Bob get to have the last laugh?