Tag Archive | Writing Excuses

TV Tropes Monday: Willing Suspension of Disbelief


Tweet of the Day: Writing Excuses 6.14: Suspension of Disbelief ——– The Willing Suspension of Disbelief, the mother of all tropes. The Echidna to all the tropes out there and the main reason they exists. But what is the willing suspension of disbelief? Suspension of disbelief or “willing suspension of disbelief” is a formula for […]

TV Tropes Monday: Wave Motion Gun


Tweet of the Day: Writing Excuses 6.6: Cyberpunk —— Outnumbered a Billion-to-One? Must destroy a planet right now to show how bad ass you are? Is there a pesky One-Million-Mook army closing on your position? Then you need to whip up the Wave Motion Gun! A staple of anime and science fiction since at least […]

Urban Fantasy: What is Urban Fantasy?


Tweet of the Day: The Protagonist: Using Character Clusters ——– I felt like cheating today. This is a re-post from another of my blogs. I didn’t feel like writing about Hunters so instead I regurgitated this post. Still relevant, still Urban Fantasy and (hopefully) still helpful. ——– Urban fantasy (I prefer the term contemporary fantasy) […]

We interupt this program….


To bring you some industry news. Yes, because writing is an industry, i.e. a business. You can uncork your ears now, thank you. So onto the news. First, Salon has an excellent article on the pricing wars of eBooks. It has iPad on the title (and a nice little picture of an iPad merging into […]