Writing Craft: Lessons Learned from Architecture


I worked on a novel project some years back that involved doing a lot of research into architecture. I interview architects trying to pick up ideas about how they spoke and thought. I walked around downtown Vancouver and central London with different architects trying to get a sense of how they see. It was all…

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Writing Craft: A Taxonomy of Unreliable Characters

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I get asked about unreliable characters a lot, a device that’s been used extensively in storytelling through the ages. Twentieth century novels like Lolita, Fight Club and Life of Pi come to mind. Maybe my students are extra interested in unreliability these days because of what’s happening in politics. I can’t say for sure. But…

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