Review: Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki, by Haruki Murakami

Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage by Haruki Murakami is one of the few audiobooks I’ve listened to where I didn’t keep getting distracted and have to skip back to re-listen to parts. The story unfolds slowly, but there’s something so hypnotizing about it… I couldn’t stop listening. Everything is interesting and meaningful,[…]

The Periodic Table of Storytelling

Beautiful treat for writers! An artist named James Harris has illustrated the main storytelling elements (story structure, plots, plot devices, character types, and production terms) in an elegant Periodic Table of Storytelling. Each element is linked to the relevant TV Tropes page, which just so happens to be one of the most fascinating rabbit holes of storytelling on the web. DOUBLE FUN. There’s[…]

The Scorpion Game, by Daniel Jeffries

Just started reading my copy of The Scorpion Game by Daniel Jeffries, which is now available to buy for the Amazon Kindle, and I’m excited about it all over again. I helped to co-edit this story, and re-reading it has reminded me how much fun it was to work on, and also how intimidating it was, because it’s just that[…]

People are the most interesting books

I was at a friend’s place the other day, nosing through a treasured little book that found him at a flea market, when I discovered this quote. So I stole it for you when he wasn’t looking. (Always steal a truth when you get the chance.) “People are the most interesting books in the world.[…]