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The Hobbit and infodumps

Which is to say, I was looking at the Hobbit, and that right there is quite an infodump.  Pages and pages about hobbit holes and the like, and why do we put up with it? 11 more words


Infodumps and your personal opinions

I’m finding that I like to go back and do revisions on a piece as I go, rather than waiting for the End.

I look for tense problems, awkward working, MRUs, conversation that seems stilted or out of place, observations that do not contribute to flow of the narrative, infodumps (even microdumps) and the dreaded author’s opinion peeking out. 713 more words

Guts Of Writing

Review: Ready Player One

Next on my book pile: 2011’s debut novel from Ernest Cline, Ready Player One. It’s a few decades into the future, and as real life is far from ideal most of humanity prefers to spend its time in a haptically enhanced virtual universe created by a now-dead reclusive videogame genius billionaire. 439 more words


Dragons of Industry Minifesto

Warning! Spoilers ahead! No major plot twists, but lots of setting and thematic details.

So, since one or two people have asked about it, here’s an infodump on The Dragons of Industry. 3,609 more words

Fiction Friday

10 Writing "Rules" Charlie Jane Anders Wishes More Science Fiction and Fantasy Authors Would Break

“1) No third-person omniscient Third-person omniscient used to be the default mode for a lot of novelists — a lot of the classics of literary fiction as well as science fiction are written in third person omniscient. 587 more words


Head's up

I’m working on moving my host over to Bluehost to provide a bit more back end umph (as well as a custom e-mail address, yay!) but this means my site is likely to go down for a bit while I move.   24 more words


Random musing

So, if anyone was wondering: Shadowrun pretending to be D&D=boring, Shadowrun pretending to be Firefly=awesome.

Just got home from my weekly Shadowrun game, had a lot of fun mucking around with space time in an adaptation of one of the old modules.   571 more words