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A sweet little bullet from a pretty blue gun

Recently I wrote three posts about story structure. The first part discussed “story alignments” , the second part talked about openings that established an alignment, and the third part discussed actions within the body of the story. I had planned on writing … Continue reading

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The Music To The Story In Your Eyes

Moving right along, then.  This is the third in a series of posts about story structure. The first part discussed “story alignments” and the second part talked about openings that established an alignment. Now I am going to be talking … Continue reading

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The Game That We Have Been Playing

This is a followup to my last post regarding the alignment of a story. Before I get started I want to address a few points that I think are significant but didn’t spell out in my earlier post. First, my … Continue reading

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The hidden law of a probable outcome

I have written before about what I call “negotiated suspension of disbelief“. To give an example, I gave up on a book recently about three-quarters of the way through. The novel was a dystopian adventure in which a group of … Continue reading

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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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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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