Tag Archives | characters

Straight Outta Croxton

I’m fascinated by the intersection of character & setting. It’s the nature vs. nurture phenomenon of shaping compelling characters, begging the question does the setting shape the character or does the character exist independently of the place? Think of some of your favourite characters from books or films, they are inextricably linked to their place… Luke Skywalker […]

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In A World…

There is no formula for great writing. No shortcuts. No magic pills (though many have tried). And no easy path. While there are shelves full of “How To” books on the craft, and I believe that writing is a craft that  can be taught, it starts with talent and intent; and must be honed. If anything, […]

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Gravitas

The blockbuster Gravity is both epic and intimate storytelling at the same time, but it excels because of its compelling main character.

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