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August 13, 2020

In literature, a theme can refer to an issue being explored (homelessness, coming out, racism, post-imperialism) but it can also be a metaphor or series of connected metaphors, this is normally known as a leitmotif.

What’s the point? Well, themes will show up in all sto...

July 26, 2020

So the question of whether you should include foreign languages in your fiction comes down to whether you have a reason to do it at all. And no, ambience is not a reason.

As a rule of thumb, the answer is just don’t.

First of all, every word you write in a foreign langua...

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