Browsing All posts tagged under »choice«

Deciding What Words Mean is a Heavy Responsibility. Luckily, There’s Macaroni.

June 24, 2014 by



Which Pill Do You Choose?

October 29, 2012 by


My sister offered me this choice. Because that’s what sisters do. I think yellow, no question. Although green and orange would be fun. And black… well, black would be as dangerous as yellow, but hard to resist. What about you?  

Stories That Give You Options: Good or Bad or Just Driving Me Mad?

October 5, 2012 by


The first time I watched Inception I wasn’t a big fan of it. I think because I’d seen the trailer and I loved the premise, so when I actually saw the movie I was disappointed that they didn’t spend a lot of time really exploring the possibilities inherent in the idea. A couple of years […]

We’re All Just People Making Choices

June 19, 2012 by


I keep writing these really dodgy things lately and then look at them and thinking, What? Today one of my characters thought: The opposition didn’t need names. And then I thought, That’s appalling. Of course they need names. Taking away their names, not honouring them with that identity — it’s dehumanising. You turn a person […]

Let Me Lead You Into Darkness

June 15, 2012 by


So someone asked me yesterday why I didn’t just find a way to take out the inconvenient minion without killing him. It’s interesting, because there are a number of places where I’ve done exactly that. And I thought about doing it here too. After all, in the original draft of this section no one died […]

The Dark Side is a Choice

February 8, 2012 by


While I was wrestling with yet another version of a synopsis for Path the other day (this one encapsulating the series as a whole rather than just the first book) I realised there’s a recurring narrative element I hadn’t been fully aware of previously. It’s about the different flavours of dark side you can go. […]