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Sunday Tweet: Shy Writer

Tweet of the Day: Shy Writer ——– We creative types think we cane create across the board, from music to writing and everything in between. I for one can’t sing worth a damn (and my voice is considered a capital offense in some countries and capital punishment in others, can’t tell which is which). Same […]

Weekend Roundup: July 24-30

Tweet of the Day: Harry’s Ultimate Ordeal ——- This week was a bit weird. The heat turned my brain into a soggy mess, so most of the posts were late. But I still managed to keep my daily schedule: Sun: The Sunday Tweet brought us the Elements of Style. It’s all about the choices we […]

Short Story Fridays: Severus the Rogue – The Arena

Tweet of the Day: Heaven’s Sword and Sinners Gold ——– 8 – 10 ——– The hounds circled round, waiting for an opening. The long cold blade called Caliburn steamed in the midday heat. The preternatural steel as cold as winter’s thickest ice. The beast growled in unison. Drool fell from their hungry jaws in streams. […]

The Bechdel Test

Tweet of the Day: On Writing – Tropes vs. Women ——- This post was brought to you by the letter A for Aheïla (see the Tweet of the Day), B for the Bechdel Test, and the letter F for feminist. I’ll let the lady explain what I mean: Got that? To recap: In order to […]

Wizards’ World War: Dispatch 18- Let’s Talk

Tweet of the Day: Can Your Character Change? ——- Intro – 17 – 19 ——- Springview Apartments, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, August 18 9:14 p.m. “Could you run that by me again?” “No,” I said to Marcus. “We don’t have any options. Either we do it or we don’t.” “I vote that we don’t,” he said. […]

Re-Post: Evil Lies in the Hearts of Men

Tweet of the Day: The 3 Mortal Sins of Fiction ——- I usually do these on Thursdays, but for some reason my brain just died today. So, here it is, another blog immigrant from SuD. ——– So, the Big Bad has set up shop in the entropic Kingdom of Doom and now his armies march […]

TV Tropes Monday: Aspect Montage

Tweet of the Day: Circling Home to Theme ——– Since the trope page is pretty short, I’ll just quote the relevant package: The Aspect Montage is a device from Anime that is torn directly from Manga technique. Rather than show one wide establishing shot, a montage of environmental scenes are used to establish mood and […]

Sunday Tweet: Elements of Style

Tweet of the Day: Elements of Style (Comic) This will be a short post. The excellent Polenth Blake at Polenth’s Quill wrote an equally short post around a panel of the xkcd webcomic. She was curious about the stylistic reasons of drawing certain stick figures with hair while most of them did not have it […]

Weekend Roundup: July 17-23

Tweet of the Day: The End: Harry Potter ——– Wow, what a week! Started in a high note and ended in tragedy. What happened in this little blog of mine pales by comparison, but life goes on. Sun: The week started with some very bad writing in Sunday Tweet + A Blog Chain. Mon: TV […]

Short Story Fridays: Severus the Rogue-Meat Market

Tweet of the Day: Heracles Is Not My Favorite ——- 7 – 9 ——- I fell to my knees on the lake’s rocky shore. A thick cold fog engulfed us. One of my captors yanked hard at the rope tied around my neck, “Get up!” Days, perhaps weeks passed since the ambush. A bare two […]