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THE OCEAN LEECH: EXPLORING WEIRD TALES Vol. 5, No. 1—PART 16

Back to my ongoing series of posts where I’ve been reading a single issue of Weird Tales from 1925. You can read along in order by going back to the beginning and starting here. This week’s short story is “The … Continue reading

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BASIC MANUSCRIPT FORMAT

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

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THAT IS A WORD THAT CAN BE CUT MOST OF THE TIME THAT YOU USE IT

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

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DON’T QUIT YOUR DAY JOB (MAYBE, EVER)

I read a report on Publishing Perspectives regarding a report from the Author’s Guild, that the average income authors derived exclusively from writing has fallen by 42% since 2009. That’s a huge number, actually, and really terrifying—at least on the … Continue reading

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WHITE MAN’S MADNESS, CHAPTER 2: EXPLORING WEIRD TALES Vol. 5, No. 1—PART 9

On December 18 we started in on… …as part of my ongoing series of posts looking back at a classic issue of Weird Tales, which is available for all of us—and that means you!—to read online. This week, onward from the … Continue reading

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THE RESOLUTION THAT SOLVES ALL PROBLEMS

I watch way too much TV. And I mean, way too much TV. remember when I advised that though authors absolutely have to read, and read a lot, and read in other genres and categories than we tend to write in, … 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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