Monthly Archives: September 2018

JUST A BIT ABOUT MAGIC SYSTEMS

Magic systems—how magic works in a fantasy setting—is a pretty big subject, and one I’m not delusional enough to think I’ll “cover” in one blog post, but let’s at least dip a toe in that water, seeing how important it … Continue reading

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THE ELECTRIC CHAIR: EXPLORING WEIRD TALES Vol. 5, No. 1—PART 4

Hopping back into that ninety-three year old issue of Weird Tales that’s available for all of us to read online it’s time to read the next story: “The Electric Chair” by George Waight. We’ve already looked at the first sentence, so, … Continue reading

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YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO YOUR READERS

The story or novel is done. It’s out there, people are reading it, maybe people are commenting on it… So now what? And not “now what” in terms of marketing or creating your “platform,” but what, beyond the book itself, … Continue reading

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NO ONE KNOWS ALL THE WORDS

I used to have a book called The Highly Selective Dictionary for the Extraordinarily Literate. Where is that? Do I still have…? There it is, on a shelf next to my desk tucked between a copy of the U.S. Army … Continue reading

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