Literary Devices: How To Master Alternate Point of View

Alternate Point of View (POV) is a complicated narration form, but, if done the right way, it can make for a captivating read. This technique combines the depth of a single character’s perspective with the versatility of switching between characters. You can alternate between two characters, or several – but the …

Ultimate Guide: How To Write A Series

The word 'series' conjures up different emotions in different writers. Some might grin at the thought of spending multiple books exploring the world and story they've created. Others might rub their hands together at the potentially lucrative benefits of a long-running series. And still more might simply cry in horror, 'A series? Writing …

Challenges, Influences and Publishing With Author Anna Spargo-Ryan

From essays in Seizure and Overland to short fiction in Seizure Flashers and Kill Your Darlings, Anna Spargo-Ryan is a name you've probably seen across Australia's lit-journal landscape. She has a memoir piece in the Black Inc. anthology From The Outer, and has worked on digital strategies for a number of organisations including Fremantle Media (Neighbours), Monash University, …

Literary Devices: How To Master Structure

Structure, or form, is the arrangement of story elements according to purpose, style and genre. Structure doesn't just happen on it's own. Rather,  it's carefully considered by the author to make sure their intended meaning is conveyed. In order for a story to be truly immersive, the structure must play the part of …