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FANTASY NAMES ARE HARD

Adam Bassett began his Worldbuilding Magazine article “Naming people: Creating New Naming Customs” with: “Names have value. Aside from an identity, an individual’s name offers something greater: a glimpse of the person’s culture, history, and ancestry.” I could not agree … Continue reading

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KEEP READING!

I’ve been seeing this weird thing again lately: I stop reading when I’m writing because I don’t want to be influenced by another author’s writing, and don’t want to accidentally plagiarize them. This, like “all prologues are bad, no one … Continue reading

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WRITING ABOUT MUSIC IS LIKE…

Martin Mull (or so it is believed) once said, “Writing about music is like dancing about architecture.” I first read that attrbuted to Elvis Costello, but in any case, was he/were they right? I think what Martin Mull (and Elvis … Continue reading

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I SEE YOUR POST-APOCALYPSE AND RAISE YOU ONE DYSTOPIA

I have to admit I’ve never been a huge fan of post-apocalyptic fiction. I liked the movies Road Warrior and Mad Max: Fury Road. I liked the first few seasons of The Walking Dead. But beyond that? I was forced … Continue reading

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YOUR BANK OF EXPERIENCE ACCOUNT REQUIRES IMMEDIATE ATTENTION

Like anyone who has an email address I’ve gotten my share of phishing emails demanding that I immediately reply to this email or my USAA account will be deactivated. Except I do not now have, nor have I ever had, … Continue reading

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LUISMA’S RETURN: EXPLORING WEIRD TALES Vol. 5, No. 1—PART 21

I’ve been feeling better lately, more positive in general. I’ve started exercising again, working harder—back on top of my workload, and so on. And I’m also a little nervous about how much like the dreaded reviews these things are starting … Continue reading

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SURF, THINK, WRITE, REPEAT

In June, in a post entitled “Read, Think, Write, Repeat,” I once again urged y’all to read and allow your own writing to be informed by what you’ve read. I also shared my habit of scribbling notes in the margins … Continue reading

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