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Lessons for the Aether: National Novel Writing Month


Tweet of the Day: Designing from the Bones- Otherworld ——- A strange post today, for it is All Hollow’s Eve as well as the day before National Novel Writing Month. What makes it even weirder is that if there is a time and place to learn about writing and what it takes to be a […]

Wizards’ World War (s.3) – Dispatch 3: Conclave


Tweet of the Day: Do Dogs See Ghosts? ——- Season 1 & 2 – Season 3 Premiere – Dispatch 2 – Dispatch 4 ——- ——- Murray Castle, Loch Meall a’ Mhadaigh, Highland Council Area, Country of Alba, 6 February,  08:47 hrs GMT The cold wind whipped me about face  the moment I stepped out of […]

TV Tropes Monday: Action Film, Quite Drama Scene


Tweet of the Day: Writing Excuses 7.44: Writing for Comics ——– Move the story forward! Raise the stakes! Punch up the action! Take a break…. Wait, what? Yes, sometimes you need to take a break from the action and give the characters (and the audience) a moment to catch their breath. Hence this trope. A […]

Weekend Roundup: October 21-27


Tweet of the Day: When Not to Use Your Antagonist POV ——- That was a weird week, at least for me. Maybe I had a lot on my mind, writing wise. I suppose it has to come out somehow, somewhere. So welcome to this most disjointed of weeks in blogging: Sun: Mass Effect/After Earth Chronicles-Investors […]

Space for Rent: No Such Thing as a Golden Age


  No “Tweet of the Day” for today. Why? Because this is a political post, pure and simple. Feel free to do one of the following: roll your eyes, close the window, unsubscribe or throw something at the screen.  I recommend the former to the latter on account that what  you are about to read, […]

Lessons from the Aether: Alien, Aliens, Jaws and Monstrous Shadows


Tweet of the Day:  Ruthless Writing: Make Your Characters Hate You ——– These two horror movie classic from the late 70’s have one thing in common. They don’t show the monster until the very end. In the case of Jaws it was due to the fact that they could never get the mechanical shark to […]

Wizards’ World War (s.3) Dispatch 2: Discordia


Tweet of the Day: What’s the Worst That Could Happen: Dante’s Inferno ——– Seasons 1 & 2 –  Intro Season 3 – Dispatch 1 – Dispatch 3 ——– ——– Milhoud quay, Marine Nationale base, Toulon, Var Department, Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur Region, France, 11 February, 03:45 hrs GMT+1 A gigantic fireball rocked the base. The fleet tanker […]