Category: Writing

Writing

Vampire Fiction

There’s a lot of hostility toward this particular genre, I’ve noticed in the publishing world. When I research potential publishers for short story submissions or my impending novel, a depression epic of sorts, I see it, over and over again. No vampires. No werewolves. No zombies. It’s kind of funny. I mean, I get it. …

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Kid’s Books

I appreciate a good kids’ book. I mean, none of my stuff is particularly kid-friendly, not with its heavy focus on sex and drugs and rock and roll, though violence seems to be largely secondary. I am a pacifist, so that’s not surprising, I suppose, that I’d tend to suppress violence as much as possible, …

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Dimensional Travel And Choices

I know a lot of people hate time travel books. I get it. It’s circular and illogical and doesn’t make sense. It’s incredibly difficult to postulate what might happen as a result of certain changes, however minor. Still, alternative histories are popular and can often result in great stories about our favourite characters. It allows …

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Nonsensical Bullshit

A lot of the things I read, in comics and literature, I read because I like the author. They’ve done something I liked, and therefore, I want to read more by them. That, and the classics. I like to have a wide variety to choose from, and reading things that have been branded literary elite …

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Classics That Suck

Our culture has a tendency to glorify certain literature. From Orwell’s 1984 to Catcher In The Rye, certain books have risen above the rest to become staples of our literary canon. And some of that is earned. 1984 is a hugely important novel, and while a lot of people think it’s overrated, I very much …

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Superpowers In Reality

It’s no secret I love comic book stuff.  From the weird and surreal to the football drama to straight up superheroes, I find the medium ripe with potential.  Without budget costs for special efforts, anything is possible, and with the idea of a picture telling a thousand words, it can be extremely effective with only …