Category Archives: Other Stories / Stories in General

The Feeling of a Story

Recently, I filled out a little questionnaire for authors. The one question I remember was “What do you consider to be the most important part of a story?” It was a multiple choice questionnaire, and the choices were “plot”, “characters”, … Continue reading

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Day Shall Come Again!

So there’s this game called Angband which I went into the code and made my own variant of.  This game is (extremely loosely) based on monsters, characters, & other aspects from Tolkien’s Silmarillion.  And I noticed one of the artifacts … Continue reading

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Horror Update

Back in december, I said I was planning to read a horror story aimed for a middle grade audience. The book is The Last Apprentice: Revenge of the Witch by Joseph Delaney. Part of the reason it was high priority … Continue reading

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Ghosts and character smack-worthiness

The book I’m reading right now is a ghost story. (It isn’t the MG horror I mentioned before. That’ll probably be next.) It’s not a kids’ book. It’s a ghost story where the main character is a doctor who doesn’t … Continue reading

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Oh the horror

I finally got around to updating my NaNoWriMo2011 badge to show that I’m a winner instead of just a participant. You’d think I’d be eager to show it off. NaNoWriMo gives new meaning to “The Nightmare Before Christmas”. Than again, … Continue reading

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Yo-yo Fantasy and the Secret

I wrote before about differences between what I called “Superpowers” type fantasy and “mysterious and wonderful” type fantasy. Just now, I was reading here about the difference between high fantasy and low fantasy. Basically, it says high fantasy takes place … Continue reading

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Silliness in My Veins

I mentioned in a comment that in my next post I was going to try to explain further how I write based on dream(s). I lied. That post will come, but this isn’t it. And now for something completely different. … Continue reading

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