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Monthly Archives: June 2011
I will be offline for about a week as my new class starts up for the summer. Have fun!
A Pocketful of Faces is a short story written by Paul Di Filippo and published in the March/April edition of Fantasy & ScienceFiction. This fast-paced story does not feel like it is 20 pages long. I especially appreciated how the … Continue reading
I’m not a fan of the word revise when referring to changes a writer makes to a work prior to receiving the input of an editor. To revise a manuscript, in my opinion, is to take a completed work and … Continue reading
Writing is a business, and must be treated like a business. But writing is also an art, and some things I do as a writer are purely for the love of an idea, for expression, for art. Welcome to the … Continue reading
Scatter My Ashes is a contemporary fantasy novelet (F&SF spelling) written by Albert E. Cowdrey and published in the March/April edition of Fantasy & ScienceFiction. Despite the opening line, “Things had moved fast on the Pacific coast,” (pg. 6), the story … Continue reading
Writing may be an art, but publishing is a business. A lot of people will tell you that. But, if you want to make a living writing, then writing is your business and you need to treat it that way. … Continue reading
I’m keeping one of my current fiction projects a bit quiet. After realizing that I needed to re-think the first novel I release to the public, I’ve begun to experiment with a stand-alone novel idea I have, but it is an … Continue reading
I was a bit hesitant to read the latest two books in the Wheel of Time series. On the one hand, I wanted to know what happens to these characters I love. On the other hand, I wasn’t really comfortable … Continue reading
There are many things to consider when pursuing a career in genre writing. I’ve touched on a few general topics, but the more you delve into a specific genre, the more you learn what’s appropriate to that genre. These generalizations … Continue reading