The Humanity Of Daenerys Targaryen

Daenerys Stormborn is a character who walks the tightrope between villainy and heroism. But more importantly, she’s a complex, a well fleshed out character who makes compelling choices.

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Merchandise Now Available On TeeSpring!

It’s no secret. I love books. So I have created merchandise from TeeSpring that can be purchased. As I publish this post, I have posted two items for women that celebrate all things literary and creative. More will come! You can shop here, and I hope these shirts bring joy and good tidings! These awesome […]

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I Pledge Allegiance To All Things Problematic

I am a problematic writer, and I am not ashamed. An article from tor.com called “Problematic Classics” addresses the question: How do we receive classical books with a new understanding of racism, sexism and other forms of prejudice? Can we really recommend Narnia books to our children, considering the concerns regarding race and how female […]

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Cynical Writing Advice (or, I’ve got no time for it)

I am not a published novelist, I am not an academic, I am not an established literary critic. But I am a reader, I write, and have the good foresight to spot bad advice being given. This discussion should not be framed as ‘who is more qualified to give advice’ but ‘what will help others […]

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The Importance Of Alternative History & Nazism In Literature

What if Adolf Hitler won World War II? It’s a question that has been asked by countless historians and authors alike. Whether you are reading Philip K. Dick’s The Man In The High Castle or Philip Roth’s The Plot Against America– Nazism plays a key role in the imagination of science fiction. But why do […]

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Effective Dystopia: Three Tips

Dystopias- a subgenre of science fiction- remains one of my favourite genres to read. It’s also polarizing and causes the reader to analyze the world they live in. No topic is off bounds- politics, religion, sex, violence, drugs and entertainment- are shown in their gory glory. But what makes a dystopia effective? Because like all […]

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Introduction & About

Hello! Welcome to “Snowy Fictions.” My name is Madeleine and I love all things literature. This blog is dedicated to the wonderful fictions that are found in novels, comics, films, tv shows and poems. I’ll post reviews and critical pieces, as well as the occassional personal post about my writing process.

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