Category Archives: On Writing

A Mary Sue Ain’t Nothing But A Sandwich

It’s not uncommon for the same subject to come up on several of the writer’s groups that I follow at the same time, which I attribute to a kind of Fortian/Jungian mass unconscious, although it’s more likely because there’s a … Continue reading

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Think About It Seriously You Know It Makes Sense

I need a financier. Specifically, I am looking for someone who is able to manage crowdfunding campaigns and raise money for short fiction anthology projects. The short form business plan is a publishing company specifically designed to produce short fiction, … Continue reading

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More on Short Fiction and Multi-author Anthologies

This is kind of a followup to my last post on short fiction. As I said, I think that short fiction is important. And I think that short fiction collections with stories from multiple authors are important, too.  I think … Continue reading

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Short Fiction, or “What Needs To Happen Next”

I am convinced that there is a direct correlation between short fiction and innovation in fiction, both in the styles of individual authors and in fiction styles as a whole. In Speculative Fiction, there can be said to be four … Continue reading

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The Wind From A Distant Storm

This is a subject that I have touched on in this blog before, but I’d like to specifically discuss it in terms of the 21st Century Thrilling Adventure project. I consider the Exotic an indispensable element of the kind of stories … Continue reading

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I’ve been Jeffroed!

A review of my story “In The Gloaming O My Darling” from Cirsova #5.

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Juicy Bits

As part of the on-going discussion regarding the nature of speculative fiction and how changes in the dominant publishing paradigm are allowing for more latitude and innovation in narrative structures, I engaged in a conversation regarding the nature of “Pulp”–specifically, … Continue reading

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