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Monthly Archives: May 2016
Lately I’ve been seeing more sentences like this: Bronwyn’s fist punched Galen in the eye. I might call this “passive,” but I’m not sure that’s technically correct, so can we just call it “bad writing”? This goes back again to … Continue reading →
If you aren’t fully caught up with HBO’s Game of Thrones, up through Season 6, anyway, be aware that this post contains spoilers. In an interview with WalesOnline, Game of Thrones actor Iwan Rheon is quoted as wanting his … Continue reading →
On May 5, 2016, barely more than two weeks ago, John DeNardo announced that the venerable SF Signal mega-blog would be shutting down for good. I was blown away—crushed, even. At the top of my browser are a bunch of … Continue reading →
I’ve been writing a lot lately about what we can learn from the old pulp magazines, about grabbing your readers in the first paragraph, and lots of stuff about action and adopting an active writing style. And now I’ve started … Continue reading →
Near the end of 2014 I described the step-by-step process of creating a random SF/fantasy paperback grab-bag. Though there was a period of time taken up by one immense book, I’m delighted to report that I have continued to draw … Continue reading →