The blog took a stroll…

This week I was thrilled to be able to do a guest post for the fabulous speculative fiction review blog The Book Den, aptly known as a “safe place for a dark read.” And if you’re not sure what speculative fiction is, now is the perfect time to find out. The post is entitled “What…
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The Battle for Reviews

If you’ve visited the site recently, you may have noticed a few changes in the Reviews department. It’s taken nearly ten months, but we finally feel we’ve amassed enough professional reviews to highlight with a rolling ticker on the main page, and a compilation link. So consider this a bit of a belated unveiling and…
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The merits of killing off all of your characters

Let’s be honest, people only really come to appreciate a thing when they are in danger of losing it. This holds true for friends and family, boyfriends, girlfriends, pets, your favorite ratty old chair, that Van Halen poster hanging on the wall, and your extensive beer bottle collection. It also holds true for your characters….
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Does everybody read Young Adult Lit these days?

Something extraordinary has happened: Apparently I now love YA novels. I don’t know when this happened. It seems counter to logic; that a man growing older somehow is regressing in the age range of his taste for books. I mean, if you were to ask me, I’d say that my tastes in literature haven’t really…
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Never trust a writer who doesn’t take a vacation

I’m just back from an all too brief vacation. If you’ve read any of my previous posts, you’ll know that I’m a big proponent of stepping away from your work to gain perspective. I’m constantly amazed at, and slightly wary of, the new crop of writers that seem to be able to crank out more…
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