Monthly Archives: June 2016

LESSONS FROM THE CHICAGO MANUAL OF STYLE: ITALICS

The 16th edition of the Chicago Manual of Style has twelve individual index entries under italics, and one of those items, “uses, other” has twenty-one sub-entries. So there are a lot of rules, but let’s look at a few that … Continue reading

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AN EVIL EMPIRE, BENT ON SELF-DESTRUCTION (BUT WHY?)

Though I tend to shy away from a direct examination of current politics, let’s dip our toes in another troubling month in this country and take a look at present day America as a worldbuilding exercise. This could be considered … Continue reading

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ART VS. CRAFT

A month ago I wrote a short post in which I tried to backpedal a bit from all the talk about pulp and action I’ve been doing lately. You should read that post first, if you haven’t already. I’ve tended … Continue reading

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LESSONS FROM THE CHICAGO MANUAL OF STYLE: RANKS & TITLES

The average fantasy author has a lot of worldbuilding to juggle. Be careful that you’re expending your creative energies wisely. Put your creativity and passion into the story and characters, not the grammar and usage. This is where the craft … Continue reading

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