Category Archives: literature theory

Cliffhangers – a dilemma

A cliffhanger is a type of narrative or a plot device in which the end is curiously abrupt without offering any resolution of conflicts. Usually it involves leaving the main character(s) in a difficult or dangerous situation. As a result suspense is created at … Continue reading

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Historical fiction – why I still like and read it (and most probably will continue to do so)

So far I’ve written several essays explaining why I don’t like certain genres. I think it’s high time I wrote something about genres I actually like. 😉 I called my Internet persona ‘Anachronist’ for a reason. I can safely state … Continue reading

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Romance authors’ quotes – discussed and commented

 During the Romance Reading Month different romance authors wrote short essays  presenting their opinions about the genre: why they write/read such books and what significance romance has for the world at large. If you are interested all the essays can … Continue reading

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Romance Debate part one – why Anachronist doesn’t like the genre

Perhaps you haven’t noticed it yet (you happy, happy creature) but romance is really not my genre. There are some exceptions, that’s true, but overall I find those ‘frilly’,’ pink’ or ‘purple’ novels silly at best, outrageously stupid and surprisingly … Continue reading

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Romance Novel Plot 101

The beautiful month of May will be the romance month on this blog. We decided to introduce you into the topic in the gentlest way possible.   Have you ever wondered how these romantic books are written? Here you have … Continue reading

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Mad Monday Musings – What Shall We Do With Bad Writers?

I’ve read a very interesting post, written by Carolyn Jewel on her blog. It was entitled A Modest Proposal and its author suggested how to deal with those ugly, pesky, negatively inclined and satirical book reviewers at the Goodreads site. … Continue reading

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Of book reviewers and authors

The Disney persona hiding one of my favourite reviewers out there via Wikipedia – yes,  Wendy Darling. Usually it starts like this: a reviewer gets a book. It doesn’t matter whether the publisher has sent it for free or it was … Continue reading

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Five most annoying literary romances

It is known that there is no novel, especially no YA novel, without a romance. Romantic pairs are even featured in the Bible! Romance – for good or for BAD – is an immovable fixture in fiction. Somehow love makes … Continue reading

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