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May

This is my writing calendar as of today. Not much new content since last month. I spent a lot of time doing business/publishing things rather than writing, but that’s okay. Also the stories that I have written have been on … Continue reading

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A Wheel On Each Corner

I spent yesterday afternoon doing the brakes on my 2014 Ford Fiesta, which turned out to be such a simple job that I’m kind of ashamed that I put it off for so long. The front brakes on this car … Continue reading

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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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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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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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