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Fantasticland

FantasticLand by Mike Bockoven will naturally be compared to Lord Of The Flies, and there are some similarities. Bockoven’s novel, though, is more nuanced and complex, and, honestly, far more frightening. To get my one gripe out of the way … Continue reading

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Smash The Mirror

Describing a character is just about the worst way to introduce a character to me. Sadly, it’s also one of the most common. Now, maybe it’s just me, but when a story opens up by focusing on a character–not just … Continue reading

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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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“Worth The Candle”

Okay, so I started in on the story that I promised to write in my last post. There is still plenty of time to get your name into it–all you have to do is leave a review of Duel Visions … Continue reading

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Red Shirts & Reviews

Haven’t you always wanted to be part of the shadowy underworld of outlaw spellcasters? To live the life of a magical gangster, full of danger, intrigue, unlawful conjurations, and bucketfuls of cold hard cash? Well, here’s your chance! I will … 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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What Can I Do To Encourage And Support Fan Reviewers?

The skills needed for writing good reviews are different than the skills needed for writing good fiction. That is not to say that some people can’t have both sets of skills, but rather than being good at one does not … Continue reading

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