The problem with Literary Writing

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Someone on Reddit asked if Literature (specifically, literary writing as a format) was dying.   Art forms always evolve. Always. Because everything always evolves. It takes far too long, longer than it should thanks to plain old fashioned resistance to … Continued

Pixar and Storytelling

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This was posted recently.  A lesson series on storytelling by Pixar, at the Kahn Academy. Pixar is the gold standard of storytelling.  Anything they can share about their approach to storytelling has immense value to storytellers. I found the intro … Continued

Go travel

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My Apocalypse series has been successful, and in May 2015 I used some of the proceeds from it to do something I’ve always wanted to do; I took a long trip.  I stayed in the United States, but I went … Continued

How do you theme your story

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I frequent the web a good bit, and sometimes I can’t help but engage in conversations.  Some of my surfing takes me to writing sites and electronic water holes where would-be authors show up.  Every now and again they ask … Continued