Category Archives: Artists That I Admire

Imperative Conflict In Fiction

Internal conflict arises when a character is subject to two or more imperatives that are incompatible. While this is a simple enough concept in theory, in the practical business of constructing a work of fiction care must be taken to … Continue reading

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Famous New Wave Short Fiction Writers School, Lesson II

This is a follow up to yesterday’s post, inspired by a comment from Dave Higgins. Let’s talk about Writer’s Guidelines. Just like publishers have guidelines regarding what they will and will not accept for submissions, authors should have guidelines regarding … Continue reading

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Famous New Wave Short Fiction Writers School

This is a post that I have been thinking about for a while, but a recent comment from The Parasite Guy gave me the nudge I needed to sit down and do it. I have written a lot about the … Continue reading

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An Update

Currently in the pipeline I have stories in three anthologies and two magazines in the works:   This one is still open for submissions until the end of December. The theme is SF stories featuring disabled protagonists. My story, “These … Continue reading

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Voice Direction

I spent a long time trying to come up with a snappy phrase for the literary concept I want to discuss. My first idea was to call it Point Of Observation, as a corollary to Point Of View, then I … Continue reading

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Slice Of Life Fantastic

This month I have been trying something new, a kind of a hybrid of NaNoWriMo and Inktober. Every day I open a new document and just write whatever comes out. The idea is to create something–a scene, a character, a … Continue reading

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The Invisible Character

Recently two posts over on The Emporer’s Notepad, one on Deep POV and one on 1st Person Narrators, helped clarify some thoughts of my own. Fiction is a conversation between people who don’t exist. I’m not talking about quoted dialogue between … Continue reading

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