Wednesday, April 25, 2007

So have you ever heard of focalization?

It's kind of point of view of a story - except it goes one step further. Tricksy hey? So your point of view might stay the same - but the focalization might shift.

So there - I have learned something from going to university!

Got a few hundred words on paper last night before class sitting in the foyer of the Uni Library. Hoping to go gangbusters on it over the next two days.

Public holiday today, flex tomorrow..... three cheers for the three day work week!

It's Anzac Day today. Spare a thought for those that have died serving their country.

Lest we forget.

Monday, April 23, 2007

Alexandra Pierce at Asif! has posted a review of Ticon 10.

Medieval history, particularly its tortures and punishments and when suitably filtered and enhanced by modern eyes, is a ripe source for fantastic stories. Just so in “The Iron Shirt”, by Susan Wardle. Written in the first person and the present tense, it elaborates the trial of Dan Langdon, to figure out whether he committed murder or not. It is well written, with emotion quite nicely portrayed.

It doesn't rave - but a nice review all the same. I'll take it.

Sunday, April 22, 2007

Attended a cocktail party last night with some of the Spec Fiction types. Go here if you want to see the pics.

L decided that seeing as how he'd had his photo taken, and how everyone there was a writer therefore he must be a writer too. I've tried to explain that it's just not that easy.... he won't be convinced.

Now enough of this - I have jotted notes today and am planning on words tonight.