POV practice part 2

Last Wednesday I shared with you the first excercise I did for Mary Robinette Kowal’s course Writing on the Fast Track. The second in the series is the same story, this time written from the point of view of the second character in the scene, in my case...

Anti-Caturday: The Return of the Prairie Dog

Prairie dogs are cute rodents about the size of a typical housecat that get their names from their warning call that sounds a lot like a dog barking. They’re related to squirrels but what makes them even cuter is that they’re highly social, living in towns...

POV practice

I’m taking a writing course by Mary Robinette Kowal, Writing on the Fast Track. It’s a short story course covering basic writing topics like Point Of View (POV), description, dialogue, etc. The first two homework excercises covered using description for...

Anti-Caturday: One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest

Since Cuckoos span a pretty big and varied family of birds (cuculiformes), today I’m only going to talk about the European Common Cuckoo. The cuckoo in all its glory is a master of disguise. The adult female cuckoo has a striped underbelly that creates an...

Iron Man 3 – The Most Feminist Movie of the Year?

WARNING! This post contains massive spoilers on Iron Man 3, Captain America and slight spoilers on Downtown Abbey Now, obviously I’m being hyperbolic with the title but yesterday someone posted this link to a Facebook group I’m in and I really...