Tag Archives: fantasy

Professional Wednesday: Writing All Sorts of Stuff

As I mentioned in last week’s Professional Wednesday post, I have a teaching gig coming up. I’ll be leading a couple of critique workshops, and this Saturday, I’ll be giving a long talk on writing epic fantasy. This opportunity came … Continue reading

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Monday Musings: Our New Game Nights

About a month ago, Nancy and I decided that we had been watching too much television during our evenings together, and that we needed something else to pass the time in this age of Covid and a world gone mad. … Continue reading

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Writing-Tip Wednesday: How To Handle Profanity In Your Writing

Have you watched the HBO series Deadwood? It’s a Western, the creative child of the brilliant David Milch. It’s violent, brutally realistic, and absolutely the most profane thing I have ever watched, with the possible exception of the Academy Award-winning … Continue reading

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Writing-Tip Wednesday: Writers Read

I’m tempted to leave the post at that and go open a beer. Writers have to be readers. Period. Full stop. But it’s morning, and I really shouldn’t be drinking beer this early, so allow me to elaborate… In last … Continue reading

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Another Day, Another Post!

This bond allows them to draw on the power within the birds to heal, to do battle and protect themselves, and to cast a host of other spells. The birds themselves are characters in the stories, and to this day … Continue reading

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More Free Fiction, and a Post About Community and Genre

The 2015 Summer-of-Two-Releases Virtual Tour continues today with a couple of posts. One is an essay, the first of two, on Genre and Community. The post appears at SFSignal, and I’m grateful to John DeNardo for hosting me again. You … Continue reading

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It’s Release Day for Thieves’ Quarry and the Paperback of Thieftaker!

At long last, release day for Thieves’ Quarry, and for the paperback edition of Thieftaker, is here!!  And the Summer 2013 Thieves’ Quarry Blog Tour continues. And the day has begun well, with a 5 “Bat” review from All Things … Continue reading

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The Blog Tour Rolls On: Interview with Ethan Kaille and a Post About Magic

The Summer 2013 Thieves’ Quarry Blog Tour rolls on with two more posts today. One is a different sort of post from most of the others I’ve done: It’s an interview with Ethan Kaille, the lead character in my Thieftaker … Continue reading

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Part II of my Post on Blending Fantasy and History Is Now Live!

The Summer 2013 THIEVES’ QUARRY Blog Tour continues today with part II of my post on “Blending History and Fantasy.” I began the post yesterday and in this new installment build on the discussion with an excerpt from THIEVES’ QUARRY.  … Continue reading

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The Summer 2013 Blog Tour Visits with Brandy Schillace, part I

The Summer 2013 THIEVES’ QUARRY Blog Tour, continues today with a post on blending history and fiction at The Fiction Reboot, Brandy Schillace’s blog on all things writing!  The post, which is called “‘Warp and Weft’: Blending History and Fantasy,” … Continue reading

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