Category Archives: Arron of the Black Forest

NIRVANA GATES AND MY TENDENCY TO AVOID GROUPS

What could these two things possibly have in common? A couple weeks ago, in my class at Bellevue College, we were discussing how characters interact with the world they live in, and we went through an exercise inspired by the … Continue reading

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COMPLETE BIBLIOGRAPHY

Excuse for why I missed a Tuesday . . . I’ve been working on finally assembling a complete bibliography. It’s not exactly perfect yet, and when it is, it will appear as a separate page here, but for now . … Continue reading

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ARRON’S LONELY BLOG

If you still haven’t heard of Arron of the Black Forest, that’s my fault, not yours. How do we rectify that? Well, first off, you can click over to the Arron of the Black Forest blog. Here’s a taste of … Continue reading

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WORK IN PROGRESS: DEVILS OF THE ENDLESS DEEP

Coming in February? Well, that’s still possible. Get back to me on that in a few weeks. But that aside, this is what I’m working on now: the first of the six planned Fathomless Abyss e-books. I’m calling it Devils … Continue reading

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RESOLUTIONS 2012 (THE SEMI-COHERENT RANT EDITION)

I do this every year, and every year I seem to be disappointed by the same failures while being inspired by some surprising successes. I keep promising I’ll be healthier, which is fat people code for “lose weight.” Nope. Still … Continue reading

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THE FATHOMLESS ABYSS

Finally, one of my notorious “secret projects” revealed. First, the amazing cover art by Mats Minnhagen Whose idea was it? The idea for a shared world collective was a combination of Mel Odom, Joe McDermott, and me, I suppose. The … Continue reading

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WHAT I’M THANKFUL FOR, 2011

On November 24, 2009 I wrote a post here entitled “What I’m Thankful For, 2009.” I looked back on that post this morning equally happy and sad. I smiled at my “sense of near-completion” on The Guide to Writing Fantasy … Continue reading

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THE ART & SCIENCE OF THE TITLE

What a tired old phrase: “X is more art than science,” in which X can be anything, including art or science. And saying “Choosing a title for your novel or short story is more art than science” is particularly silly … Continue reading

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IN DEFENSE OF MULTIPLE POINTS OF VIEW

In The Guide to Writing Fantasy and Science Fiction I offered this sage advice on the question of point of view: Some authors tell me they write in “third person omniscient,” which they take to mean that the unseen, unnamed … Continue reading

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BEWARE OF TYPOS BEARING GIFTS

Gabrielle Harbowy in her blog post Self-Publishing, SF/F, and Standards of Quality  commented on a convention report by Paul Cornell in which Cornell criticized “a certain sort of SF fandom” that “Likes shoddiness,” as though typos and a general lack … Continue reading

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