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Tales of the Stop author thoughts: Steele Filipek

At the end of September, Silverstring Media released Tales of the Stop, an anthology of short stories that I edited to accompany my project Azrael’s Stop. It features stories from ten different authors [including a new story I wrote] about the various … Continue reading

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Tales of the Stop author thoughts: Scott Walker

At the end of September, Silverstring Media released Tales of the Stop, an anthology of short stories that I edited to accompany my project Azrael’s Stop. It features stories from ten different authors [including a new story I wrote] about the various … Continue reading

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Consistency In Storytelling

I’ve been following FRINGE pretty much since it first aired, and while the first half of the first season or so was a little iffy, it’s since grabbed me by the throat and pulled me into the detailed, plot-driven long-term … Continue reading

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Requiring a Block to Carve

They say, famously, that a sculptor can see the shape of their creation trapped in a block of stone, and they must simply knock away the excess material that surrounds it to reveal their art. A writer does not have … Continue reading

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World building in The Hunger Games

On Wednesday I wrote about the Hunger Games and mostly what I didn’t like about the trilogy (despite liking the trilogy, and loving the first book especially). I focussed there mostly on Katniss and my problems with her. Today I’m … Continue reading

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The lure of florid prose

I will be the first to admit that I am not a beautiful writer. Let me rephrase that. I’m a writer, and I’m beautiful (modest, too), but I do not write beautifully. No one will ever say of my writing … Continue reading

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Fantasy Names and Self-Indulgence

Around the same time that I first created Floerian Silverstring (so about eleven years ago), I created another typically fantasy character: an elven enchanter named Uuloui. Like Floerian, Uuloui was a character I played on EverQuest, and used in a … Continue reading

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Writing What You Don't Know

“Write what you know.” It’s a common enough writing mantra that it needs no introduction. It doesn’t, of course, mean that if you’re a university student writer who plays music, you should only write about university life, writing, and music. … Continue reading

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Open to Change

If there’s one thing that I’ve learned in the Creative Writing program at UBC (there isn’t; I’ve learned a lot of things) it’s to be open to change. A lot of times in the past (ha! like I don’t still … Continue reading

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Draft Two

Well, today I finished the second draft of The Nexus. It was an interesting experience, editing 75,000 words of my own writing that I wrote four months ago or more. I’m not even sure what to say about it. Sometimes … Continue reading

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