Category Archives: pulp revival

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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Going Native & Other Stories

DimensionBucket Media is one of the new crop of indie publishers.  A quick glance at their catalog shows a preponderance of horror titles, but their submission guidelines state they are open to all flavors of speculative fiction–science fiction, fantasy, adventure, … Continue reading

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Superscience, the Uncanny, and the Miraculous

This post has grown out of a discussion regarding my earlier post on the subject of magic in fiction and a comment that was made regarding Clarke’s Law. Clarke’s Law states that any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.  … Continue reading

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Accidental Discoveries

Back in November of last year I did a writing challenge that a friend suggested as an alternative to NaNoWriMo. Instead of working on a single novel, he proposed a flash fiction piece every day for a month. I had … 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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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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New Blog: Dark Corner Newsstand

For a while now I have been thinking about putting together a site for links to indie markets for short genre fiction, and I’ve finally decided to do it. I have also decided to join the Amazon Affiliate Program, and … Continue reading

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Millhaven Press

Full disclosure (1): The swag in the picture was sent to me by Millhaven’s publisher, Jeffrey Blehar, on his dime. Full disclosure (2): I am working with him on an upcoming project. That having been said, I would say good … Continue reading

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Cirsova: The time to jump on the bandwagon is now.

I know a lot of good independent writers. I know a number of good independent artists, and few really top notch independent editors. I even know several good independent voice actors for recording audiobooks. All of which is great, because … Continue reading

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Big Top Storytelling

On Sunday I attended the matinee of this year’s Circus Flora performance. I have mentioned before in this blog how much I love having a traditional small circus based in my home town. I strongly urge anyone who can arrange … Continue reading

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