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How to Write Multifaceted Characters

There are two ways of thinking about personality. In one, personality is a coherent thing that allows us to make definitive statements about someone, like, “He’s a bitter person” or “She always undermines her own happiness” or “She just makes you feel good about life.” In the other view, personality is sliced up, and so a person can be bitter at times, happy at times, and can be both cruel and loving. 682 more words

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Beautiful Words Online #2: Magical Realism

Magical realism is one of those slippery genres that has found purchase in some fantastic novels, but is perfectly, sublimely suited to the short story. It’s a genre I will discuss later, in depth, but here I hope to give you a bit of an introduction. 513 more words


#37. Ex Machina (2015) -- A Shoot the WISB Subcast

The Turing test, eccentric billionaires, and the singularity, oh my!  In this special edition of Shoot the WISB, Rachael takes Shaun and Paul on a journey through Alex Garland’s directorial debut,  127 more words

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Creative Work: 'Soul Child' by Sophie Jama

We have a dreamy little piece of fiction for you this week from Ethiopian-born writer Sophie Jama.

‘Soul Child’ is a metaphorical imagining of a child’s internal process when facing a traumatising experience. 429 more words


How to Withhold Crucial Plot Information

When I was a kid, I devoured Agatha Christie novels, sleuthing along with Hercule Poirot, determined to solve the mystery before he did. I figured out pretty quickly that Christie was holding out on me, not showing me everything I needed to put the pieces together. 1,199 more words

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alive with secrets from centuries past #ghosts #magic @pmterrell @GoddessFish

Hey folks! Today I’m happy to introduce you to p.m.terrell and the story A Thin Slice of Heaven!

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Available Now: DEVIANT-HUNTER'S SABBATH, an Eve of Light Story

Commando Frank Sanders was forced to retire from the Heartland Security Agency in disgrace. His overzealous methods of dealing with supernaturally-gifted criminals were deemed politically inexpedient—but not so much so that he couldn’t continue the fight on his own time and dime with a wink and nudge from his former superiors. 69 more words

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