Monthly Archives: July 2012

FORMULA VS. RECIPE

Some years ago, I watched an episode of one of celebrity chef Emeril Lagasse’s various cooking shows. In this particular episode he was making bread, and explained the difference between a recipe and a formula. To make a loaf of … Continue reading

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LIVING DIALOG

Week before last, in my continuing education class Writing Fantasy and Science Fiction, I showed the class this quote from the movie O Brother Where Art Thou?: “The preacher said all my sins is washed away, including that Piggly Wiggly … Continue reading

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ON VACATION

The Las Vegas Visitors Bureau has been running commercials lately exhorting us to Take Back Your Summer. Who am I to argue? In January I encouraged you to allow yourselves a day off. Now I’m prepared to go you one … Continue reading

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HELP ME, J.T. McINTOSH, WHEREVER YOU ARE

By now you must know that I’ve been acting as acquisitions editor/curator of fantasy and science fiction books for the new Prologue Books imprint from Adams Media/F+W Publications. I’ve called them out as a client on my web site. I’ve … Continue reading

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GETTING STARTED

I should have labeled this with a sort of series title: THE HARDEST PART, PART (whatever). I’ve identified a few “hardest parts” of writing before: mustering the required patience, adhering to your own internal rules, and so on. There are … Continue reading

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