A New Project for 2020

It’s 2012. My girlfriend (now my fiancée) and I are driving to her place in Karori, Wellington. We’re discussing the colonisation of Aotearoa New Zealand. She is Pākehā, having grown up in Blenheim, but is open and honest about her ignorance of our history and of my culture and reo (an in-joke in our early […]

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Dilemma: “Show, don’t tell”

“Show, don’t tell.” It must be one of the fundamental principles of good fiction. It’s been quoted at me countless times in critiques of my writing, and it’s a criticism I personally make of various works fairly often. I’d like to explore in this post whether “show, don’t tell” as a principle is really as […]

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