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Monthly Archives: April 2019
It’s been a while since I’ve updated my own standard manuscript file, so I took some time this morning to do that. Most of this week’s post, then, will be found as downloads from Athans & Associates Creative Consulting. But … Continue reading →
Recently I’ve been sort of absentmindedly thinking about a Dungeons & Dragons world—and not for the first time, either. I have notebooks full of D&D worlds, a few of which even saw some play time. But what inspired this post … Continue reading →
Back to my ongoing series of posts where I’ve been reading a single issue of Weird Tales from 1925. If you want to read along in order you can go back to the beginning and start here. This week we’ll … Continue reading →
Not every sentence you write has to be as short as possible, we don’t all have to try to pretend to be Ernest Hemingway—or any other author but ourselves. Still, I see the word that used not improperly but too often. … Continue reading →
UPDATE, mid-2020: Alas, I am no longer teaching this course through Writer’s Digest, but here’s the historical document anyway… It’s no accident that Stephen King is one of the world’s best-selling authors. He knows what scares us—and it isn’t … Continue reading →