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WRITING MONSTERS

At last it can be revealed in all its glory: my upcoming book from Writer’s Digest: Writing Monsters. Picking up where The Guide to Writing Fantasy and Science Fiction left off, at least in the case of monsters, this book … Continue reading

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ABSTRACT THOUGHT AND WHY YOU’RE SO SMART

Let me start this post by saying flat out that if you aren’t watching at least a handful of TED Talk videos every week you’re a low-grade moron. There. I said it. Angry with me? You need to spend a … Continue reading

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“SOME BASIC DIALOG TIPS,” PHIL SUGGESTED

I have taught my one-day seminar Living Dialog a few times already and have had the best time with that session. It’s coming up again in the spring and I’ve been thinking about it, and thinking lately about some basic … Continue reading

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WRITE-AROUNDS

Quite some time ago, in a post entitled To Swear Or Not To Swear, I brought up the idea of the work-around, or what I’ll now call the write-around. In that case the idea was to avoid using either real-world … Continue reading

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BOUGHT!

Saturday was National Buy a Book Day and once again, we went out as a family and . . . you guessed it . . . bought books! I’ve asked people to do three things in honor of National Buy a Book Day: 1. … Continue reading

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SEPTEMBER 7: NATIONAL BUY A BOOK DAY (AGAIN!)

This article first appeared on August 19, 2010 on John Ottinger’s Grasping for the Wind. With National Buy a Book Day coming up again this Saturday, I thought I’d go ahead and re-run that original post here. Though some of … Continue reading

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IF I WERE (A BIT MORE OF) A GRAMMAR GEEK

Right here at Fantasy Author’s Handbook I have recommended some basic style guides that every author should have on his or her shelf, and I don’t want anyone to think that this post in any way reverses my opinion on … Continue reading

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ANOTHER BUY A BOOK DAY IN THE BOOKS

Yeah, I know, that was pretty lame, but I’m busy, and tired, and, aw what the hell. This past Friday was September 7th, known for three monumental occurrences: 1. The birth of seminal rock star Buddy Holly (1936-1959) 2. The … Continue reading

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BUY A BOOK ON FRIDAY

So much to write about. PAX Prime was last weekend. The fall term of my class, Writing Fantasy & Science Fiction, starts on the 20th. New projects abound—a few of which I can even talk about publically! Nirvana Gates by J.M. … Continue reading

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TO SWEAR OR NOT TO SWEAR

Authors have an awful lot to think about when we sit down to write a book or short story (or script, or whatever), and one of those things is audience. Who is it you expect to read this book? Believe … Continue reading

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