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THE JOYS OF TEACHING

There’s an old saying: “You can’t teach an old dog new tricks.” This is crap. Though there are people in this world who would not consider me particularly old, there’s another old saying: “You’re only as old as you feel.” … 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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THE TEN YEARS WAR

The second of the two-volume 10th Anniversary omnibus edition of the Forgotten Realms series R.A. Salvatore’s War of the Spider Queen was released today, and like my fellow Spider Queen Paul S. Kemp, that’s moved me to some recollections of … 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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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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WHERE ARE ALL THE TIE-IN NOVELS?

In my preparation for E3, which is where I am today, I’ve been digging into the numbers behind the game-related novel. Everybody who knows anything at all about me, knows that for about fifteen years, I edited game tie-in novels, … Continue reading

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ANOTHER MEMORIAL DAY

Yesterday was Memorial Day, a time for Americans to pause and consider the sacrifices of those who fell in war. That’s the idea anyway, but as the “unofficial start of summer,” it’s become more a day to remember how to … Continue reading

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MY 100th POST

Have I really made it to a hundred posts to Fantasy Author’s Handbook? Can it be? Well, WordPress’s stats don’t lie. This is really it, post #100. That number tends to bring out all sorts of strange feelings of nostalgia … Continue reading

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PART III ERRATA & ADDITIONAL MATERIAL: The Guide to Writing Fantasy and Science Fiction (Part Two)

Is there such a thing as a perfect book? If there is, I haven’t read one, let alone written one. One of the things I’d hoped to accomplish with this blog was not just to promote the book but to … Continue reading

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PART III ERRATA & ADDITIONAL MATERIAL: The Guide to Writing Fantasy and Science Fiction

Is there such a thing as a perfect book? If there is, I haven’t read one, let alone written one. One of the things I’d hoped to accomplish with this blog was not just to promote the book but to … Continue reading

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