S is also for Status Swap

Dear 8B, Status swaps are the bread and butter of fiction writers. A change of status is the standard situation from which an author or film-maker can weave a story that fills the reader or viewer with empathy, dread, hope and ultimately a sense of relief or triumph. Consider these examples: Poor, deserving, beautiful girl escapes from…

S is for Story

Part 1: Will 8B get revenge on the wicked Mrs Grun? Once upon a time there was a cruel and heartless teacher called Mrs Grun. She taught in a pleasant school in the eastern suburbs and her students, a quiet, obedient class known as 8B, were modest, hard-working and well-mannered. Despite this, she was intent…