• The Tailor's Needle follows this revelatory pattern in the storytelling

    Point of View

    Point of View Every Story has a Moral A story that we tell is told from a certain point of view which means a certain viewing point, a particular attitude or way of…

  • Types of Criticism

    * Moral Criticism, Dramatic Construction (~360 BC-present) * Formalism, New Criticism, Neo-Aristotelian Criticism (1930s-present) * Psychoanalytic Criticism, Jungian Criticism(1930s-present) * Marxist Criticism (1930s-present) * Reader-Response Criticism (1960s-present) * Structuralism/Semiotics (1920s-present) * Post-Structuralism/Deconstruction (1966-present)…

  • I Age

    I age. The world seems not to fit on to a page. Each of life’s phases makes it a different drama stage; With different exits and entries that enrage. But life’s not solid,…

  • A Great Book Proposal

    Writing a Great Book Proposal Book proposals are needed for nonfiction. After your book idea has settled firmly in your mind and after you’ve got down to the basics; the structure, the chapters,…

  • Authors Know your Publishers

    Authors know your publishers before you form opinions about them. When you take the risk of publishing something that you have written, you open yourself to a number of possibilities. You could begin…

  • Fredric Jameson

    Fredric Jameson Book author: Adam Roberts Fredric Jameson has been called ‘probably the most important cultural critic writing in English today’. He has an extraordinary range of analysis, which takes in everything from…

  • Paul Ricoeur

    PA U L R I C O E U R Author: Karl Simms Paul Ricoeur is one of the most important critical thinkers to emerge in the twentieth century. His unique ‘theory of…

  • Jean Baudrillard

    Baudrillard Author: Richard J Lane The dominance of Hegel in postwar France led initially to the prevalence of Marxism and existentialism. Hyppolite, who translated Hegel, was also the teacher of some of the…

  • Writing a Play and a Novel

    Writing a Play and writing a Novel is Different Writing a play and a novel are two different ball games. A playwright need not be a good novelist and vice versa. Whereas the…

  • Making Characters Memorable

    Making Characters Memorable One of the acid tests of a fiction writer is to make characters memorable. They should not merely be puppets but should have the rarer merit to come alive in…