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Beyond The Great Divide

Stories written from an alien viewpoint, while long a staple of SF/F, are hard to do well. They involve a kind of semiotic tightrope–if the language and concepts involved are too alien, the story becomes too hard to decipher to … Continue reading

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Lost Gods

Let me begin by saying that I am not Catholic, and the doctrine of Purgatory is one of the main reasons why. I don’t want to argue the point here, but it’s significant because I am about to review a … 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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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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Famous New Wave Short Fiction Writers School, Lesson II

This is a follow up to yesterday’s post, inspired by a comment from Dave Higgins. Let’s talk about Writer’s Guidelines. Just like publishers have guidelines regarding what they will and will not accept for submissions, authors should have guidelines regarding … Continue reading

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Famous New Wave Short Fiction Writers School

This is a post that I have been thinking about for a while, but a recent comment from The Parasite Guy gave me the nudge I needed to sit down and do it. I have written a lot about the … Continue reading

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