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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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April

This is my writing calendar as of today. I’ve fallen behind for the first time this year, but I’m not upset about that. As I said when I first began this experiment, the “story a week” goal was just pulled … 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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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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March

This is my writing calendar as of today. Had some ups and downs, learned some more about my own process and how I can get out of my own way. I am still on track for the year, one quarter … Continue reading

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Leaving the town in the keeping of the man who is sweeping up the ghosts of Saturday night

This is in reply, more or less, to posts made by some writers I know. First Alexander Hellene talks about the Mythic in fiction,  then Xavier Lastra discusses magic use as a plot element in genre fiction, and then Rawle … Continue reading

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February

This is my writing calendar as of today. You’ll notice that it’s not a lot different from the one I posted at the end of January. That’s because February was a rough month for me in terms of writing, and … Continue reading

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Joe’s Sandwich II: When Mayo Holds

A while back I wrote a post in which I first introduced the concept of Joe’s Sandwich. I’ve been working a lot in the short story format and I find myself returning to the idea, and also to some ideas … 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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