Monthly Archives: August 2012

TAKING MY OWN ADVICE

Last Thursday was the final session in the summer term for my continuing education class Writing Fantasy and Science Fiction at Bellevue College here in suburban Seattle (and now’s the time to register for the fall term!). I had a … Continue reading

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EVERYTHING, ALL AT ONCE

Here’s the thing: If you’re feeling overwhelmed by competing deadlines and demands on your time and attention, you’re lucky. What’s really hard is when no one gives a crap what you’re doing or when you’re done with it. This is … Continue reading

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NIRVANA GATES AND MY TENDENCY TO AVOID GROUPS

What could these two things possibly have in common? A couple weeks ago, in my class at Bellevue College, we were discussing how characters interact with the world they live in, and we went through an exercise inspired by the … Continue reading

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AN EVIL GENIUS, BENT ON WORLD DOMINATION (BUT WHY?)

I’ve written and spoken more than once on the subject of villains, and the vital importance of a well-motivated villain to any fantasy or science fiction story. I’ve been invited by Susan Morris to appear with her at PAX Prime … Continue reading

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