Don’t tell me what I already know

There are two ways to reveal a surprise or secret you've been hinting at in a story. Well, I'm sure there's more than two but let's be black and white for a minute. There's a good way, and a bad way. There's a way that makes your reader smile and say 'ah, yes I suspected that' …

Borne: why?

Finally finished this book, and I'm left with a lot of question. Mainly: what was the point? This post contains spoilers.   What was Borne's purpose? What was Morde's purpose? What was the magician trying to do, other than kill Morde? Was the whole story just an essay against scientific meddling? Borne, the most interesting …

Borned

When your viewpoint character is the least interesting character in the story, this might be a problem. I'd rather read about Borne. I'd rather read about Wick. I'd rather read about 'the Magician.' I'd rather read about Morde the giant bear. I'd rather read about the mysterious scientists in the Company building. I'd rather read …