Todd Writes is a new blog by yours truly. It will focus on analyzing features of stories such as their settings, hopefully with an interesting and new perspective. My goal is to inspire authors and readers alike to ask questions about their stories and others’ in order to get a deeper understanding of storytelling.
I come from a problem-oriented background. During secondary school, my leisure was spent learning about and attempting to solve various mathematical puzzles or philosophical challenges. I have a degree in Computer Science, which I prefer to describe as “the art of problem-solving”. This is the lens I use to analyze stories from different angles. How do conflicting material interests influence this world? What are the disadvantages for telling this story on another planet? Why am I emotionally invested in characters so unlike myself? Even such subjective questions as these can be analyzed and solutions hypothesized.