How I write: Readers aren’t idiots

April 19th, 2012 by jkastronis

Here’s the first of what I plan on being a series of posts about how I approach writing. For the most part, I believe the rules and guidelines I give myself make my own writing stronger. Some of them probably won’t help others write, or only help few others, because they’re unique to me. Others I think are worth universal application. Unfortunately, I don’t think I’m as articulate in discussing how I approach writing fiction as I am when actually writing fiction. But as they say, writing is the best way to get better, so I hope as I continue to put these together, I’ll get better at doing them!

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Mass Effect 3’s ending, the Indoctrination Theory, and why great writing can’t save poor design

April 10th, 2012 by jkastronis

The Mass Effect 3 ending has gotten a lot of negative reaction for a variety of reasons. I won’t really touch on those here; while I agree that the ending taken at face value is bad for a variety of reasons, others have covered the topic in depth and there’s no real reason to rehash it now. Read the rest of this entry »

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