The Writer’s Temple – Week 4

This week in class we discussed Aristotle’s views on Narrative. In his Poetics Aristotle holds character and action as the essential elements in story (Brown,   2009). Aristotle identifies three seperate elements to plot- the hamartia (the fault) the anagnorisis (the recognition) the peripeteia (the turn around) Aristotle breaks plot down into these three segments … More The Writer’s Temple – Week 4

The Writer’s Temple – Week Three

The Writer’s Temple The Writer’s Temple is a blog following my Creative Writing and Practice course through the University of South Australia, focusing on exercises, theories and assignments. Step inside the temple and open your mind to writing enlightenment (please take your shoes off).   Week Three Only a short blog entry this week. In … More The Writer’s Temple – Week Three

Tolkien vs Pratchett – A Quick Comparison on World Building

The following short piece offers an condensed introduction and comparison of world building focus on “creation stories” and how such tales are represented in fantasy fiction, focusing primarily on J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Silmarillion and Terry Pratchett’s The Colour Magic. … More Tolkien vs Pratchett – A Quick Comparison on World Building

Essay: Fantasy, The Here and Now

If you enjoy taking a deeper look into what fantasy is and how it has changed over the past ten years or so, this essay is for you. Focusing primarily on J.R.R Tolkien’s The Lord Of The Rings and George R.R. Martin’s A Song Of Ice And Fire, this examines both the written and visual versions of both texts and outlines what key differences fantasy has evolved in this modern era. … More Essay: Fantasy, The Here and Now