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Fantasy Can Be Murder…

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He Came Home From The War With A Party In His Head

This is a follow up to my earlier post, If I Exorcise My Devils Then My Angels Will Leave Too.  In that post I talked about the concept of personal growth as a story arc and why I think it’s … Continue reading

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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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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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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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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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But Wait, There’s More!

“Most of all, the idea of a magic shop is simply cool. If browsing a bookstore is exciting, with each book offering new possibilities of wonder, what if the books were all spellbooks? If a hardware store suggests new projects … Continue reading

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