Monthly Archives: February 2013

PREDATOR/PREY: WHY MONSTERS ARE SCARY

I love monsters. I love monster movies, monsters in books, monsters in games . . . I have a huge collection of role-playing game products, stretching back to my first encounter with the medium in the summer of 1978. I have cycled through … Continue reading

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WRITING WRONGS

A lame pun, I know. But this week I wanted to talk a little bit about writing for a cause. Very near the start of The Guide to Writing Fantasy and Science Fiction, and very near the start of every … Continue reading

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WHAT NOT TO SAY

Last weekend I did a one-day seminar on Living Dialog, based on a previous blog post of the same name. For three hours we talked about writing dialog that meets some challenging criteria. For me, “Living Dialog” has to be … Continue reading

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IF I WERE (A BIT MORE OF) A GRAMMAR GEEK

Right here at Fantasy Author’s Handbook I have recommended some basic style guides that every author should have on his or her shelf, and I don’t want anyone to think that this post in any way reverses my opinion on … Continue reading

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