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Blood and Bones | Flash Fiction

There were many more people capable of necromancy – and other, less narratively relevant forms of magic – than were advertising their services in The Black Pages, and more still that were practising the art with any sort of meaning. … Continue reading

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NaNo Prep: Write-In to Write More

Every year, the good folks at NaNoWriMo put together The Night of Writing Dangerously, a write-in in San Francisco. For most of us, that’s both too far away and too expensive to participate in. Not to be discouraged, the Dublin … Continue reading

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NaNo Prep: Creating Characters

Some people begin with a novel by defining their plot. Others start with the protagonist. I have a tendency to fixate on one or the other while I’m creating an idea for a story. In my last short story, the … Continue reading

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NaNo Prep: Do You Need to Write a Series?

Back when I was a kid and I had notions of being the next JK Rowling – and this was before JK Rowling was the absolute definition of successful author – I thought the best books had to be in … Continue reading

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NaNo Prep: Planning My Novel

If you saw my first NaNo Prep post, you’ll know that I’m picking up my book where I left it last summer. Hell Hath No Fury was pretty much entirely planned by the time I started Camp NaNo last summer. So … Continue reading

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What I Learned About Comics in 2017

A year ago, my experience with comics extended as far as an incredibly basic script based on a poem, for Tomte: The Warrior Elf with Buttonpress Publications. It was fun and exciting to see something I’d written being turned into something, … Continue reading

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Fantastic Ideas and Where to Find Them

Every writer who has ever accomplished anything is asked the same question by some fan at some event (or just online, since access is instant these days): Where do your ideas come from? (I have also been asked this, but … Continue reading

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