Easter Eggs In Fiction

Today is a weird happenstance that won’t happen again for 11 years. It’s Easter – it’s also April Fool’s Day. We’re looking for surprises – pranks or Easter Eggs, we’re on the lookout, on the hunt. But so are our readers, and it’s not a one-day-a-year thing for them. Surprise …

Have My Cake and Eat it Too: Wish Fulfillment in Writing

Wish fulfillment is treated like a dirty phrase by critics, writers, and even many readers. But Reading is About Wish Fulfillment Each story is a wish of the writer, the protagonist, the reader. We immerse ourselves in dreams. We spend months or years breathing life into them, till they breathe …