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Monthly Archives: January 2015
PORTLAND COMIC CON 2015
Posted on January 27, 2015 by Philip Athans
Okay, you just have to go to conventions. Unless you really live in the remotest of areas there is one nearby at least once a year, and if you’re willing to drive or even fly a few hundred miles there … Continue reading →
Posted in Books, comic books, conventions, creative team, Dungeons & Dragons, horror novels, how to write fiction, indie publishing, monsters, Publishing Business, RPG, Science Fiction & Fantasy Novels, SF and Fantasy Authors, transmedia, Traveller, Writing | Tagged author, authors, Books, comic books, Fantasy, Fiction, genre fiction, Philip Athans, Publishing, Publishing Business, Science Fiction, Writing, writing advice | 2 Comments
SEPARATING THE AUTHOR AND THE WORK, THE ARTIST AND THE ART
Posted on January 20, 2015 by Philip Athans
Bill Cosby, rapist Michael Jackson, child molester H.P. Lovecraft, racist You know I don’t watch the TV news, so I’m happy to report that I have done no wallowing in the sick spectacle that has become of the once venerated … Continue reading →
Posted in Arron of the Black Forest, Books, creative team, horror novels, how to write fiction, monsters, Publishing Business, Science Fiction & Fantasy Novels, SF and Fantasy Authors, transmedia, Uncategorized, Writing, writing advice, writing horror, Writing Science Fiction & Fantasy | Tagged author, authors, Books, Conan, creative process, Fantasy, Fiction, genre fiction, Mel Odom, Philip Athans, Publishing, Publishing Business, resolutions, Science Fiction, Writing, writing advice, writing process | 6 Comments
BOOKS FOR CHRISTMAS
Posted on January 13, 2015 by Philip Athans
Moving forward from last week’s post in which I sort of de-emphasized the overwhelming importance of books and reading, let’s circle back to books, and in particular, what books I got for Christmas. For what it’s worth, I’m not a … Continue reading →
Posted in Books, comic books, horror novels, how to write fiction, indie publishing, monsters, Publishing Business, Science Fiction & Fantasy Novels, SF and Fantasy Authors, transmedia, Writing, writing advice, writing horror, Writing Science Fiction & Fantasy | Tagged author, authors, Books, comic books, creative process, Fantasy, Fiction, genre fiction, Philip Athans, Publishing, Publishing Business, read more, Science Fiction, Star Trek, watch less TV, Writing, writing process | 4 Comments
READ MORE…BUT NOT AT ALL COST
Posted on January 6, 2015 by Philip Athans
A couple weeks ago, in place of a post with New Year’s Resolutions, I went back over some thoughts on the meaning of the new year. Here we are then in the first post of 2015 and I don’t want … Continue reading →
Posted in Books, Dungeons & Dragons, horror movies, horror novels, how to write fiction, Publishing Business, RPG, Science Fiction & Fantasy Novels, science fiction movies, SF and Fantasy Authors, transmedia, Video Games, Writing, writing advice, writing horror, Writing Science Fiction & Fantasy | Tagged author, authors, best sellers, Books, creative process, Dungeons & Dragons, Fantasy, Fiction, genre fiction, Philip Athans, Publishing, Publishing Business, read more, resolutions, Science Fiction, watch less TV, Wizards of the Coast, Writing, writing advice, writing exercises, writing process | 10 Comments