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Workshopping the Hunger Games

Over the holidays, I got back into reading regularly by devouring the Hunger Games trilogy, by Suzanne Collins. The trilogy has made quite a splash in the YA market — nothing like Twilight, but The Hunger Games gets points for … Continue reading

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The perils of communication

I’ve believed for a long time that miscommunication is basically the single cause of every possible conflict in the world. It’s not, but it might as well be. If everyone could just fully grasp and comprehend the exact position and … Continue reading

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Still defining Transmedia

Even as it becomes more and more widely disseminated, and more people both use it and think they understand what it means, and as it takes on the dubious distinction of “buzzword” status, the term TRANSMEDIA is still one whose … Continue reading

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The Voices in My Head

Apparently, some people think in words, while others think in images or general senses. Apparently even when we put thoughts into words, like in preparation for speaking them, our brains don’t recognize them as words in the same way as … 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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This weekend, I finished writing I short story I’ve been working on for awhile. I started typing up the first draft when I realized that it didn’t have a title yet. Now, normally the title is something that I come … Continue reading

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Narrative Positioning

I was going to do part 2 of world building today, but I got sidetracked — and I want to do more than a half-assed job of it. Rather than go a Friday without an update, though, I thought I’d … Continue reading

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Making the best of it, Playing the hand you get; You’re not alone in this. There’s hope for the hopeless. —Hope for the Hopeless, A Fine Frenzy I was at the bar with a friend of mine the other day. … 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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Ode to Mom

My mom is an avid reader. She probably reads at least a book a week — way more than I do, certainly. But she’s the one who instilled me with a love of the written word. Ever since I can … Continue reading

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