Tag Archives: Allison Jamieson-Lucy

Enter Title Here

It seems like titles should be a reward.  After the long struggle of making a story that is acceptable to all eyes including your own, the title should be the cherry on top of the most magnificent ice cream sundae of all time. Titling, however, often seems more difficult than finding a perfect magical cherry,… Read More »

POV and Style, PART 2: Do Your Groundwork

Stylized writing is something everyone wants to try, once or twice.  Things like intensely tonal writing, insane temporal structures, and iambic pentameter sometimes are unique choices that add pop and interest to a story.  Sometimes there’s only one way to tell a particular story, and that’s with eight simultaneous first person narrators.  (If that is… Read More »

POV and Style, PART I: Be a Ninja

I’m writing a blog post in first person present tense.  For a blog post, first person present is a pretty easy choice.  I’m the narrator, I’m the main character, I’m talking directly to a reader.  No intervening characters will be jumping into the mix, unless I very quickly develop dissociative identity disorder.  (That seems unlikely.)… Read More »

For Science!

At Alpha this year I gave a presentation on the intersection of science and writing, with handy tips for how to do science right brilliantly and wrong elegantly.  A significant portion of it was conducted in enthusiastic mime, which is sadly lost with the transition to text, but I hope that with some imagination you… Read More »