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A Word About Genre

Genre is a category of artistic composition. The word applies to literature and music. It means works similar in form, style, or subject matter. I’ll be talking about the literary genres. Some people say there are four main ones, drama,

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Posted in General Opinion, Writing Techniques

Publication Announcement

Regular readers of my blog know about the story that I have been posting here over the past few months. It follows the investigation of a cat serial killer and the team of investigators who investigated the crimes and brought

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Posted in Fiction

False Memories

Science fiction is fond of implanting false memories into people – ok, characters. They don’t do it to real people. It’s impossible to do that, right? Wrong, it’s very possible and we often do it to ourselves. False memories are

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Posted in General Opinion


NaNoWriMo is a marathon in the writing world. People wonder why we do it. We do it for a variety of reasons. The first time I did it, it was to see if I could. I found that I could

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Posted in Writing Fiction

A Few Thoughts on Philosophy and Aliens

Most science fiction writers have to create alien cultures from time to time. These aliens are usually humanoid in some way. They reflect the human race. They really shouldn’t. Alien races would have different life experiences that would influence their

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Posted in General Opinion, Writing Fiction

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