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What is the crucial element of a story?

I’ve been reading a lot of science fiction short stories lately.  As an aspiring author, one of the things I’ve been trying to pay attention to are what the properties are of the stories I end up enjoying.   926 more words

Science Fiction

Author Interview: C Bryan Brown

We’re back with my friend C Bryan Brown today! His post on writing prompts was so well received that I thought I’d bring back the author interview to see what he had to say about the writing process, genre fiction, and the industry in general. 3,323 more words


St. John's Lutheran Church: Gary, Indiana's Oldest Congregation

Thoughts of Gary, Indiana often include ones of the steel mill, the Jackson 5 and hope that the city can bring back the glory days current and former citizens remember. 665 more words

Gary Indiana

8 Comics for Literature Lovers by Drawn & Quarterly

This month — a special one for lovers of comics, cartoons and graphic novels — marks the release of Drawn and Quarterly: Twenty-Five Years of Contemporary Cartooning, Comics, and Graphic Novels.  1,728 more words


"Literary" versus Fiction that Sells

I have said it before and I’ll say it again: I hate it when “literary” folks bash popularized works of fiction and the writers of popular fiction. 487 more words

On Writing

Character Descriptions: A Perspective on "Coloring" to Your Fictional World

There is a pancake house in my area that has the brightest sign on the street. Electric blues, yellows and pinks flash across the screen advertising specials and hours of operation. 708 more words

Writing Advice

The Newest Super Hero

Dr. Ulic to the rescue!

I think he does house calls. (No body part too obscure.)

Creative Writing