Tag: Writing and About

A New Kind of Paranormal SciFi

Hugo Award winner Will McIntosh astounded the publishing world with his debut novel, Soft Apocalypse, a disturbing and compelling vision of a slow dissolution of the world as we know it.  Soft Apocalypse already sold out from Nightshade Books on its first print run. Now McIntosh is back for a second round of literary merits for…

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The Scholarship of Storytelling

Where does the impulse to tell stories come from? Where does it begin? Why communicate through fable and myth? Why do stories follow the same archetypal patterns regardless of historical or cultural environments? I have complied a bibliography on texts that explore direct and tangential studies on storytelling . Bibliography Anderson, William. The Face of Glory: Creativity,…

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The Writing Process

I was asked by a colleague to contribute a short essay on the writing process.  No more than 4,000 words, she says.  I wrote something, sent it out with some misgivings, got some positive feedback, and then was free to move on to the work that really has been at the center of my universe:…

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>Fallow Fields

>This is an excerpt of Fallow Fields, an essay about sterility in writing. The full text is available in Mason’s Road. Let me speak to you as you like: with pretty language flowing through manicured Zen gardens of sense. I understand that preference viscerally. As a younger writer, I used to make love to words.…

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>Make ‘Em Laugh

>You can’t cry if you’re laughing. That fact alone is reason enough to read and write humor. However, I have dozens of folks ask how I can write something that is funny and how can they imitate it. I’m not sure I have a cut and dry answer for you. All I can tell you…

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