We need to stop polarising

Our perception of the world around us is, for the most part, incredibly limited. Although we can be aware of the fact that other people’s lives are very different from our own, particularly in other countries, we are often incapable of actually grasping and understanding what that means. When we are facing things connecting us to issues in other countries, we witness them through fogged-up glasses – our opinions on the people affected are shaped by the media or rumours,[Read more]

The Gift-Knight’s Quest

I’ve had the pleasure of knowing the author of The Gift-Knight’s Quest, Dylan Madeley for just over 10 years now. We met via the Toronto NaNoWriMo chat rooms my first year participating and in person the following year when I began attending ToNaNo events. When he mentioned during this year’s NaNo he was looking for people to read the sequel to this book, I jumped on it. I hadn’t read the first book yet, so of course, I had to[Read more]

An Epilogue to Innocence

While we often find ourselves engulfed in longer stories, driven by a need to consume every extended chapter and continuation, short stories, particularly collections of them, seem to be forgotten in the excitement of series. The art of short stories is one difficult to master; the writer must be able to both share an engaging story that hooks the audience while being able to portray enough about the story for it to make sense. To say author Tim Baughman Jr.[Read more]