Well, it’s the end of the month. So, I thought that I’d do my usual thing of collecting a list of links to the ten best articles about writing, reading etc… that I’ve posted here over the past month (plus a couple of honourable mentions too).
All in all, this month’s articles went reasonably well – even if, behind the scenes, creating them was a little bit slower and more erratic (due to being busy with other stuff) than usual. Still, thanks to a large enough buffer of pre-written articles (seriously, if you’re starting a blog, you need one of these!), it didn’t affect the posting schedule 🙂
In terms of reviews, there were less game reviews than I’d expected this month (“Doom II” WADs aside, the only game I reviewed was the excellent “Dreamfall: Chapters”) but this meant that I could review twelve novels this month 🙂 My favourites were probably: “Deathday” By Shaun Hutson, “Sunburn” by Laura Lippman, “Rosewater” by Tade Thompson, “Lair” by James Herbert and “The Damnation Game” by Clive Barker.
Anyway, here are the lists 🙂 Enjoy 🙂
Top Ten Articles – January 2020:
– “Three Things To Do If Your Story Gets Stuck On A Mini-Cliffhanger”
– “Four Things Writers Can Learn From 1980s Shaun Hutson Novels”
– “Three Things That Writers Can Learn From 1980s Clive Barker Novels”
– “Four Reasons To Read Older Novels”
– “Three Tips For Choosing A Book To Read Next”
– “Four Tips For Adding Pop Culture References To Your Story”
– “Four Thoughts About Writing Modern Noir Fiction”
– “How To Use Signposting To Make Your Story Less Confusing”
– “Why Dismissing The Past Is Bad For Creativity- A Ramble”
– “Four More Tips For Making Your Thriller Story More Gripping”
– “Using Themes And Focus To Innovate In Genre Fiction – A Ramble”
– “Should Writers Take Influence From Films?“
Well, it’s the end of the month and I thought that I’d do my usual thing of collecting links to my ten favourite articles about writing fiction, making art etc.. that I’ve posted here this month. As usual, I’ll include a couple of honourable mentions too.
All in all, this month’s articles turned out reasonably well. Although I’m still trying to post a book review every 2-4 days, so there are less instructional articles as a result (I don’t know when the next book review will be though, since the book I’m reading at the time of writing [“Snow Crash” by Neal Stephenson] isn’t exactly a quick read, plus it’s been a while since my last “Doom II” level review too), quite a few of my articles turned out reasonably well.
Anyway, here are the lists 🙂 Enjoy 🙂
Top Ten Articles – January 2019:
– “Four Tips For Writing Daily Short Stories”
– “Why Traditional Art Skills Still Matter – A Ramble”
– “Two Basic Tips For Adding Some Nostalgia To Your Stories”
– “Three Tips For Building A “Buffer” Of Stories, Comics, Articles etc.. To Post Online (If You’ve Already Started Posting Stuff)”
– “Two Sneaky Ways To Be An Inspired Artist Again”
– “Two Better Alternatives To Writing Fan Fiction”
– “Four Random Tips For Writing Stories Set In 1990s America”
– “Three Clever Hidden Tricks That Writers Use”
– “Four Better Alternatives To Rotating First-Person Narration”
– “Three Basic Tips For Writing Vampire Stories”
– “Five Things I’ve Learnt From Getting Back Into Reading Regularly”
– “Three More Tips For Reading More This Year“
Well, it’s a new year and it’s time for a new webcomic mini series! As such, I’m very proud to present the second comic in “Damania Resolute” 🙂 If you want to see some equally cynical comics about Christmas, they can be found here.
Yes, this comic is basically just an extension of yesterday’s comic. But, yeah, January can be annoying.
As usual, this comic update is released under a Creative Commons BY-NC-ND licence.
[CLICK FOR LARGER IMAGE] “Damania Resolute – January” By C. A. Brown