Category Archives: Artists That I Admire

The Dead Men’s Shoes Society

(Extra special bonus bragging rights points for anyone who can identify the source of the title of this post–yes, it is a name that I used in The Book Of Lost Doors, but where did I steal it from originally?) … Continue reading

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A Wheel On Each Corner

I spent yesterday afternoon doing the brakes on my 2014 Ford Fiesta, which turned out to be such a simple job that I’m kind of ashamed that I put it off for so long. The front brakes on this car … Continue reading

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He Came Home From The War With A Party In His Head

This is a follow up to my earlier post, If I Exorcise My Devils Then My Angels Will Leave Too.  In that post I talked about the concept of personal growth as a story arc and why I think it’s … Continue reading

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If I Exorcise My Devils Then My Angels Will Leave Too

Recently I gave up on three books in rapid succession, and all for the same reason. Unlikeable protagonists. More than that–protagonists who were introduced in such a way as to showcase their negative characteristics. And I see these books–and quite … Continue reading

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A Dragon Among Dragons: The Decay Of Fantasy

“The old fairy tale makes the hero a normal human boy; it is his adventures that are startling; they startle him because he is normal. But in the modern psychological novel the hero is abnormal; the centre is not central. … Continue reading

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In Which Your Humble Narrator Reveals His Nefarious Scheme For World Domination

After several months of my Pulp Speed writing experiment, I have gotten a good feel for my current capabilities as a writer, and my current limiting factors, both internal and external. There are internal areas that need work, some dealing … Continue reading

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The Wand That Rocks The Cradle

This summer Oren Litwen will be releasing his third anthology of genre fiction. His first was The Odds Are Against Us, an anthology of military fiction. With his second, Ye Olde Magick Shoppe, he elected to start his own imprint, … Continue reading

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