Tuesday, May 19, 2015
Think Outside the Book (Rules)
There are certain rules that are generally accepted within the SpecFic writing community, and by writers in general. They are basic ideas that help to preserve story cohesiveness, character perspective, and timeline. Fantasy publishing house Tor recently put together a list of books that break these rules, and have still been successful. All of the books here somehow subvert the Big Rules of Storytelling, and yet still draw readers. In fact, it's this innovative approach of breaking rules and still successfully telling a good story that draws some readers to these titles. My favorite on the list? "Howl's Moving Castle" by Diana Wynne Jones. It's quite different from the Studio Ghibli movie by the same name. Check them out!