When I first started this blog, I’d hoped to post 2 pieces of content a week; 1 on writing, and 1 reviewing a story.
A year after I began posting, I found that I needed to revise my plan to 1 post a week, alternating between the two.
Unfortunately I now find myself struggling to maintain that level of consistency.
Therefore, for the time being, I’m letting you know that I will continue to post, but it won’t be with the same regularity as I have in the past, though I’m confident I will be able to manage at least 1 per month.
I do apologize.
It is my hope, with time, that my rate of writing will increase, and, hopefully, if I am able to make writing a source of income, I will be able to reduce the amount of time I spend on other jobs.
In any case, I will continue to do my best, and hopefully, with time, I’ll be able to rebuild the “queue” of posts that I once maintained.
Thank you all.
By Ari Marmell
Certain of her strength, she never imagined she might lose.
At first it seems obvious; audiences need to understand the story, both in the concrete sense of “what is actually happening”, and the more abstract level of ideas, themes, and overall meaning. “What is the story about?” “What is the story trying to say” These are important questions to consider when editing a story.
“Just a little further,” Jon said.
1. Different plots engage the same question/issue.
One of the most prevalent issues in the Harry Potter series is the issue of prejudice. Audiences first encounter it through the Dursleys and their treatment of Harry. Because of Harry’s magical parentage, the Dursleys malign and mistreat Harry. Ironically Harry’s other main antagonists, Voldemort and his followers also begrudge Harry because of his heritage, but in their case they feel that he is “not magical enough”, since he is born of a muggle born wizard (his mother).