April 13, 2017

Sparking Imagination Again

I remain quite impressed by the artist Lisana Gabriella‎ especially her work in the Science Fiction genre. This weeks images, featured to the left, depicts a cyborg woman sitting on her bed surrounded by computers and guns. Apart from being strikingly beautiful this woman has, like before raised many questions. As I mentioned in an earlier post, here, questions can lead the imagination down some incredible paths. The discussion around this particular picture mentioned the obligatory amazement at the artists work and skill. A few dared to talk about the fact that she had a collection of guns not just on the wall but on the bed with her. What struck me was that she was connected to either the computer or the gun by two wires that came out of her lower arm. Both her arms and seem to be mechanical in nature however at the joining of skin to machine it seems rather smooth, […]
November 15, 2016

Themes

When writing a book, many people will advise putting a theme into the story. For example, you might want to talk about ‘Redemption of a character’, or discuss societies flaws or strengths. In my first book, ‘The Mind Hack’ I look at virtual reality. I look at what would happen if the line between reality and the virtual got blurred to the point where you couldn’t tell them apart. For me, this was a theme that I talked about as the purpose of the story. As I wrote a secondary theme emerged. I will let you read the story before I tell you what the secondary theme is. Leave me a comment with what you think the secondary theme is. I believe a theme can be helpful in creating discussion about the book and helping the writer talk about the book.. What if […]