Magical Words: Balancing head, gut and heart

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A.J. Hartley is a best-selling author. Way back on June 22, 2012, he wrote an article for Magical Words entitled “Balancing head, gut and heart.”

The blog post deconstruct why the Doctor Who two-part episode “Silence in the Library / Forest of the Dead”, works so well. And it isn’t just because of the solid sci-fi elements (time travel) bringing a reader’s HEAD into the story, or the chilling monster grabbing the GUTS, but also the emotions – the relationship between the Doctor and Donna, and the new-old archeologist straining the HEART. All three items, when in balance, make amazing fiction – whether book or visual medium.

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