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Andyr escapes the Pach Maghoul

Submitted by Suzanne Paschall Wounded from his encounter with one of the rolling dragons that stalked the streets of this strange world, Andyr the battle-mage dragged himself hastily toward the…

Inside the creative process of Michael J. Sullivan

For my second creative process interview, please welcome fantasy author Michael J. Sullivan – creator of the Riyria Revelations series. In addition to posting his interview responses, I have now…

Raising squids in the fountain – a character theory

I believe it was Orson Scott Card who first taught me (in an essay that I can no longer find references for) that a good way to make a short…

The geometry – and light – of story.

An interesting discussion cropped up on Reddit the other day, in which fellow fantasy author Michael J. Sullivan was wrestling with the writer’s creed that a good story is composed…

Exploiting the Golden Goose Effect

In a previous posting, I contrasted some of the differences between live television/radio interviews and the more leisurely and deliberate web interview. In that posting, I focussed primarily on the…