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Projects projects projects

I don’t have a lot of really insightful things to say this week (do I ever?); instead, I’m just going to give you some updates on things I’ve been working on in the last little while. Facts and Arguments The … Continue reading

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The tangled thicket of copyright

Let me start by saying that I’m not a lawyer, and I never will be. My understanding of precise legal terminology is limited or nil. I couldn’t tell you the difference between Canadian and US copyright law. I know only … Continue reading

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World Building Pt. 4 – Religion

At this point in the creation of your world, there’s a lot of different directions you can go. In fact, the whole project is a pretty open one — perhaps the map isn’t nearly as important for you as the … Continue reading

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World Building Pt. 3 – Inhabitants

You have a landscape — now, it’s time to populate it. Like a game of Sim City, you can only zone land for so long before you have to unpause and let people start inhabiting your creation. Likely, you’ve already … Continue reading

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World Building Pt. 2 – Maps

Ok, so the map of the world isn’t really the logical next step in world creation. Before you can have an effective map, you need to know a lot about what you want the world to accomplish. But let’s face … Continue reading

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World Building Pt. 1 – Ideas

Creating a world, especially creating one for use in my writing, does not happen in a vaccuum. There’s a reason I’m creating this world and there’s likely something specific I want the world to accomplish. That’s my starting point. The … Continue reading

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The Power of Story

An Exhaustive Essay Exploring a Theory of Myth as Story, and How Stories Affect Us Novelist Graham Swift wrote that, “only animals live in the Here and Now. Only nature knows neither memory nor history. But man — let me … Continue reading

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Homosexuality defined by Myth: a brief essay

The homosexuality of the ancient Greeks is a topic not often explored, due in large part to a cultural bias in the West that has only begun to dissolve in the last couple of decades. However, homosexuality was an important … Continue reading

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