Monthly Archives: October 2015

Early Writings (part 4): First Submissions

It is easy to look back at my writing and succinctly draw it up into three major stages that are common to most arts: the Apprentice, the Adept, and the Master.  To fully understand these rigid categories in a highly … Continue reading

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Nature of the Story in Film and Literature

I was discussing ambiguous endings in horror stories with my peers, especially in film – but it holds for literature as well. If done correctly, an ambiguous ending can leave a lingering mystery that makes the audience hungry for more … Continue reading

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Fantasy Short Stories and their Respective Rags

Like many well-known literary authors such as Neil Gaiman, for instance, I throw up a speculative genre short story to viable magazines. These are always a hard sell – much harder than getting published in the Mid-American, for example. I … Continue reading

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Early Writings (Part 3)

I, of course, did not have inkling that my writing would be a career, or something to hone as a craft.  Writing for me was based on the facts that I was a rather lonely child who was often picked … Continue reading

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